3.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
🚨Uncovered video🚨@BernieSanders in 1985 praising the Communist Castro regime in Cuba and admitting on camera that he traveled to Nicaragua to advise the Ortega regime on how to successfully fight the United States. pic.twitter.com/qYtpvbVvCS— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 20, 2019
Throughout the 1980s, Sanders remained a constant critic of U.S. foreign policy aimed at curbing the spread of communism while openly praising dictators like Fidel Castro.
Sanders even revealed he couldn't hide his disdain after listening to Kennedy and Nixon debate how they would stop the Cuban revolution during the 1960 presidential election.
"I actually got up from the room and almost left to puke," he admitted.
Video: @BernieSanders, University of Vermont, 1986, recalls his excitement watching Castro’s revolution “rising up against the ugly rich people.” & his sick feeling watching JFK speak out against communism in Cuba.— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 21, 2019
Also bashes the @nytimes for lying about communism. pic.twitter.com/OUqzLFbsvz
Sanders' election to represent Vermont's at-large congressional district marked the first time an unabashed socialist graced the halls of Congress in 60 years.
In an apparent attempt to expand his electoral appeal, Sander now refers to himself as a Democratic Socialist.
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