Sanders defends rioters: "Looting of America has been going on for 40 years" by "ultra-rich"

by Peter Heck · Jun 2nd, 2020 1:41 pm

In a tweet many see as justifying the looting and rioting taking place in American cities, senator and failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders seemed to suggest that the pillaging of businesses and stores was payback.

Sanders' attacks on the billionaire class became a staple of both of his failed campaigns for the presidency, the most recent of which saw the millionaire Vermont socialist withdraw and endorse presumptive nominee Joe Biden.

Reaction to the tweet was mixed, with many pointing out that despite perhaps being well-intentioned, Sanders was distracting people from focusing on the problems of systemic racism, police brutality, and the death of George Floyd.

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