Bernie Sanders just shredded Liz Cheney for attacking Elizabeth Warren

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Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) was chastised by Senator Bernie Sanders today after the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney attacked Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sanders’ rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, over her brave declaration that under a Warren administration the United States would vow to only use nuclear weapons in a defensive capacity.

The Republican congresswoman — whose father is considered a war criminal by many because of his deceptive campaign citing Iraq’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction as the excuse to invade that country — asked Warren a loaded question in response the Massachusetts senator’s outlining of her policy during the Tuesday night edition of the Democratic debates.

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When Senator Bernie Sanders saw Rep. Cheney’s tweet, his outrage outweighed any concerns about rising to the defense of one of his internal rivals for the Democratic nomination. He quickly responded to Cheney’s post with a withering putdown of the congresswoman and her war-mongering father.

That Senator Sanders was so quick to support Warre after Cheney’s attack is unsurprising. During Tuesday night’s debate, both Sanders and Warren refused to attack each other despite being the egged on by the CNN moderators who obviously wanted to pit the two most progressive candidates against one another.

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With Congresswoman Cheney rapidly gaining a reputation of being as much of a consequences-be-damned national security hawk as her father was, it’s good that Bernie Sanders is around to remind the public of the drastic results of allowing anyone from that particular family to determine our nation’s defense — or, in this case, offense — policy.

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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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