Bernie Sanders And AOC Torch Liz Cheney For Trying To Smear Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore into Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for attacking Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Cheney was triggered by a question during Tuesday’s presidential primary debate in which Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she would, if elected, commit to never be the first nation to use a nuclear weapon in a conflict.
In response, the Wyoming Republican suggested on Twitter that Warren’s vow could put major American cities at risk.
“Key question for Elizabeth Warren @ewarren today – which American cities and how many American citizens are you willing to sacrifice with your policy of forcing the US to absorb a nuclear attack before we can strike back?” Cheney asked.
Then Sen. Sanders shot back:
“Taking national security advice from a Cheney has already caused irreparable damage to our country. We don’t need any more, thanks,” Sanders tweeted.
Sanders’s defense of Warren was notable as the two progressives have refrained from attacking each other as much of the rest of the presidential primary field employs personal broadsides against other contenders.
Taking national security advice from a Cheney has already caused irreparable damage to our country. We don't need any more, thanks. https://t.co/pHr5TM9UgX
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 2, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), another progressive firebrand, also hit Cheney’s barb, saying an “entire generation” lived through the consequences of her father’s foreign policy advocating for the Iraq War.
MFW *Liz Cheney* of all people tries to offer foreign policy takes, as if an entire generation hasn’t lived through the Cheneys sending us into war since we were kids: https://t.co/xrOCN1c9OI pic.twitter.com/8Hoq1NbMC9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 2, 2019