Bernie Sanders Attacks Joe Biden’s Voting Record, Discusses Foreign Policy

The Federalist | 7/16/2019 | Chrissy Clark
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The Washington Post hosted Bernie Sanders for a 2020 candidate forum where he called out Joe Biden for voting in favor of the Iraq War.

Sanders said that primaries by design should scrutinize the voting records of nominees. Yet, during a talk on his candidacy, Sanders could only talk about Joe Biden’s voting record. Sanders was critical of Biden’s vote in favor of the Iraq War. “I tried everything I could to stop it,” Sanders said, referencing the war. “[Biden] was wrong, he was wrong big time.”

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Sanders also brought up Biden’s strong support for a NAFTA agreement with China. Sanders responded by saying that middle-class Americans in Michigan and across the Midwest will remember Biden’s support for NAFTA agreements in China which he claims hurt these Americans.

Sanders insinuated that Biden’s voting record—on the Iraq War, bailing out Wall Street, and supporting NAFTA with China—will help Sanders to win back what has been known for the past three years as “Trump territory.” These states include Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Those three states, while traditionally swing states, voted overwhelmingly for Trump.

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Talks about NAFTA and China quickly led to a discussion on Sander’s foreign policy plans if elected president.

Sanders believes that in order to avoid war with Iran, America must force Saudi Arabia and Iran to sit down together. Sanders called Saudi Arabia the “bad news...
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