Bernie Sanders opposed busing in a 1974 interview because it caused “racial hostility,” yet his campaign attacked Joe Biden on Sunday for his views against busing. The hypocrisy is real.
Journalist Ryan Lizza tweeted: “Today the Sanders campaign attacked Biden on busing. But Sanders opposed busing, according to this 1974 interview. The reporter wrote that Sanders believed busing “creates racial hostility.”
Today the Sanders campaign attacked Biden on busing. But Sanders opposed busing, according to this 1974 interview. The reporter wrote that Sanders believed busing “creates racial hostility.” https://t.co/Z7z4TWm3dc pic.twitter.com/LpMlai8pqG
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) January 12, 2020
This latest attack comes after Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner wrote an op-ed in The State attacking Joe Biden on race, while claiming with a straight face that Bernie has always stood up for black issues. That was nothing but pure puffery and embellishment.
Twitter reacts after Bernie Sanders opposed busing in 1974 interview after his campaign attacked Joe Biden:
He is attacking everyone almost irrationally, this on something that bombed for Harris. Often people’s personalities do change after a major event like a heart attack
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 12, 2020
Bernie after the fact checkers get him pic.twitter.com/zxgG8jxrDZ
— Look, Fat…. Fred 🍖🥓 (@grand_handsome) January 12, 2020
Well at least one reporter is doing their job by pointing out the hypocrisy of Bernie….now keep vetting him.
— Franco 🍹 (@FrancoIKU) January 12, 2020
Nice to set Sanders is finally getting some vetting.
— Sai Vote (@VotingSai) January 12, 2020
Sanders also voted for crime bill. But he can do no wrong in the eyes of his cult/supporters. They believe he is the only person who views can change.
— Samone white (@samone_white) January 12, 2020
— Jonah Rodriguez (@BookofJonah) January 12, 2020
— jdcarterjd (@jd_carter_law) January 12, 2020
Harris—who was able to draw upon a personal experience—attacked Biden for this months ago. It didn’t work for her.
It’s definitely weird on multiple levels that Sanders chose to highlight this issue.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) January 12, 2020