Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a severely liberal politician, lost it on ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday morning after conservative co-host Meghan McCain referred to him as the “godfather of the Squad.”
McCain wanted to know what Sanders thought about “The Squad,” a group of aggressively liberal congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
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“You are The Squad’s Godfather. McCain stated, “You’re a hyper-progressive socialist who was preaching about social justice before it was popular.” “However, it appears that the squad has moved much further to the left of you today.”
“How can you stand by anything AOC, Rashida Talib, and Ilhan Omar have said and done, especially when it comes to Israel and talking about ‘From the river to the sea’ and Israel’s annihilation as a right to exist? Or do you believe the movement you founded has strayed from your original vision?” she inquired.
Uncomfortably uncomfortable Sanders reacted by attempting to distance himself from The Squad, stating that he is not interested in discussing other people’s political conduct.
“Well, Meghan, first and foremost, I don’t believe that’s what they’re saying, and second, it’s not my responsibility to defend every member of Congress, any more than it is their job to defend every comment that I make,” Sanders replied.
Instead of responding to her question, Sanders shifted the conversation to his current priority on ensuring that millionaires are taxed fairly. After completing that point, he responded to McCain’s question by saying he approves of what progressives are doing in Congress. He then went back on his word and said he won’t comment on the progressives personally.