Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday crowed that he had secured the support of half of Senate Democrats for his amendment to defund the Pentagon by 10% and invest in “distressed communities” instead, according to Breitbart News.
“Today, almost half of the members of the Senate Democratic Caucus — 23 Senators — voted to cut Pentagon spending by 10% and invest in human needs,” Sanders wrote in a statement. That number was not enough to get the amendment passed, but he noted that it “is far and away the most significant step forward in recent years in addressing our bloated $740 billion military budget and changing our national priorities.
“We are going to continue building a political movement which understands that it is far more important to invest in working people, the children, the elderly, and the poor than in spending more on defense than the next 11 nations combined,” Sanders added.
The support for Sanders’ amendment demonstrates that in addition to being the party of lawlessness and disorder, Democrats also are the party of abandoning our national security and superpower status.