During a town hall in Grinnell, Iowa, on Monday, presidential contender Elizabeth Warren nodded her head in agreement as a questioner accused the U.S. of supporting “genocides in Palestine and in Yemen.”
“Right now the United States is bombing at least seven countries,” the attendee began. “We support genocides in Palestine and in Yemen. The U.S. military is actually the biggest polluter of any organization in the world.” As Warren nodded in agreement, he went on to say U.S. sanctions on Venezuela “caused over 40,000 deaths.”
“We also have sanctions on many other countries like Iran, North Korea, and you know you can name many more. So I’m wondering, as president, will you stop U.S.-supported murder whether it’s through sanctions, arms support, or boots on the ground?” he asked.
“So, I like your frame on this,” she responded, incredibly. If the U.S. wants to be a “great nation,” she continued, it needs to “live its values every single day.” She neither defended America nor criticized the values of Iranian mullahs, North Korean totalitarians, Venezuelan socialists, or “Palestinian” terrorists.