Bernie Sanders develops amnesia when questioned about 2013 shutdown

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Sanders claims amnesia when confronted with 2013 quote blasting GOP over shutdown threat.

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ memory is slipping.

MSNBC confronted Sanders over comments he made in 2013 amid a looming government shutdown, with the obvious implication that Democrats are doing the exact same thing Sanders accused Republicans of five years ago.

“Budget chief Mick Mulvaney was a congressman, as you remember, the last time there was a government shutdown in 2013, and he named you this morning when he was talking about what you had to say then, lets listen,” MSNBC’s Ali Velshi told Sanders before previewing a clip of Mulvaney.

“’What they are saying to the American people tonight is maybe we have lost the presidential election, maybe we’ve lost seats in the Senate and the House’ – this is Sanders talking in 2013 – ‘it doesn’t matter we can now bring the government to a shutdown, throw some 800,000 hardworking Americans out on the street, we’re going to get our way no matter what,’” Mulvaney, Trump’s director of Management and Budget, said in the clip.

The current threat by Senate Democrats to oppose a measure to keep the government running through mid-February over demands of amnesty for illegal immigrants in Obama’s former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “is exactly what they accuse Republicans of doing back in 2013,” Mulvaney said.

“There is absolutely no reason to have to insert a DACA discussion, an immigration discussion, into the funding bill today,” he said.

“Senator, your response?” Velshi questioned Sanders.

“I, that doesn’t sound like … I’m not … I don’t recall saying anything like that,” Sanders said.

Footage from C-SPAN2 posted to YouTube on September 27, 2013 shows Sanders did, in fact, say something like that.  more


10 Comments on Bernie Sanders develops amnesia when questioned about 2013 shutdown

  1. Well, you see, things were different in 2013. Nothing is the same, today, this being 5 years later. Things were not the same. That was then, and this is now. Let me explain what I’m trying to say here….

  2. Bernie the burnout is another gift from the dems that keeps on giving.

    The dems have have enough zany wacky characters to have there own TV situation comedy or cartoon show. Bernie, Biden, Pocahontas, Maxine Waters, Pelosi, Schumer, the list goes on.

  3. They keep throwing around that 800,000 number, but it’s more like 3 million. Not to mention it would give incentive for invaders to keep coming in. Lying liars. AND they’d be getting Trump to break one of his biggest promises to his base.

  4. Democrats once again forgetting that everything they have been saying has been caught on video for the past 20 years. I’m just shocked somebody from MSLSD actually sandbagged Sanders like that, though I guess maybe he thought he was tossing Sanders a softball to hit and still ended up striking him out.

  5. Step back for a moment think about it and really let it sink in. Even from a non political, neutral, position anyone can realize how desperate they are for illegal slaves. In multiple states nothing is more important, and nothing else even remotely matters, except illegal aliens. While they are imploding over illegals, the undeniable message to everyone else is they just dont matter. If you are a black person, and you look at how utterly unimportant you are except to be riled up into rioting when needed, or to be lured into racism marches and used as an occasional prop to burn cars and break windows, you must be scratching your head and getting angry. You black citizens are now less important to the demorat party than the MS-13, Vatos Locos, LMM Mexican Mafia, Los Nortenos, rapists and murderers and drug dealers. Just riot when told, vote demorat 97% , and stfu and sit down.

    It is a wonderful sign to me that things are moving in the right direction. The demorats are so needy, so desperate, and so reliant on the votes they calculated they would get from the daca brats and criminals that they will commit suicide to get them. They have concluded there is nothing to lose, and they are all in, they have no other option. The silent majority rejects this.

  6. If MSNBC was a real news outfit (or if they were interviewing a Republican under similar circumstances) they would have had the 2013 clip ready to show.


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