On Thursday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders voted against legislation to put new sanctions on both Russia and Iran. He voted for a Russia-only sanctions bill, but opposed the final bill’s inclusion of new sanctions on Iran because, like John Kerry, he feared it would endanger the 2015 nuclear deal.
I tweeted out a screengrab of Sanders’ statement saying as much, and noted that he was one of only two senators to vote no. Then I went about my business. When I checked Twitter an hour later, all hell had broken loose.
Sanders, according to a substantial number of Twitter users who replied to my original post, voted against the sanctions because he is an agent of Vladimir Putin.
—Sir James The Second (@JKH2) June 15, 2017
Yeah…Where did the 10 million come from that was never explained…Devine had Russian ties and Fuckin Bernie profited from that.
—Batch (@BatchofCovfefe) June 15, 2017
@gzornick BECAUSE SANDERS WORKED WITH RUSSIA PLUS MORE.
—Vikkie Suie (@suievikkie) June 15, 2017
sanders took $$$ from the russian PAC, he needs to be investigated for his role in russiagate, like his spreading fake news & proaganda
—mark john junor (@markjunor3) June 15, 2017
it’s time to start wondering if Bernie isn’t working with trump/russia too… seriously.
—JP (@JermePhilip) June 15, 2017
Bernie Sanders also doesn’t want to upset his buddy Putin. https://t.co/xC5lL51oY2