Bernie Sanders delivered a heavy truth bomb about the Republican Party during an appearance on The View Monday.
Reflecting on how the GOP has transformed over time to be almost unrecognizable, the Democratic presidential candidate exposed the true ethos of right-wingers of today. He said, “I’m not happy to say this. We have a very right-wing extremist Republican Party. This is not the party of Dwight David Eisenhower.”
Joy Behar, who tends to be quite liberal, didn’t want to lump all Republicans together and countered, “Well, they’re not all like that.”
Sanders pushed back, pointing out Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who has had more than his fair share of extreme, conservative statements over the past few weeks. Referencing Carson’s recent support for overturning Roe vs. Wade to make abortion illegal in cases of rape and incest, Sanders said:
“Too many of them are. Too many of them really are now. You just heard Ben Carson’s statement.”
When Behar argued that Carson was “on the fringe,” Sanders politely corrected her:
“I’m afraid not. Really. Joy, I wish I could tell you that….You haven’t been around Congress too long. These are guys who basically believe. This is their agenda more or less. Huge tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, huge cuts to education. Virtually all of them are against a woman’s right to choose. Very few of them support gay rights. The right of gay people to marry. That is their agenda.”
You can watch Sanders expose the GOP below:
Sanders wanted to point out that many people have misconceptions about what the Republican Party truly stands for – especially those who don’t pay close attention to politics. Those who don’t follow conservatives closely can have an outdated view of what the Republican Party represents – and completely miss the extremist, hateful messages the party has tangled itself in nowadays.
It’s important that we don’t mistake the current Republican Party for the conservative views that existed during Eisenhower’s day, and Sanders wants to make sure that every American has their eyes and ears open. The new GOP doesn’t have the majority of Americans’ interests in mind, and having these people in charge would be detrimental to our country.