Sanders Statement on Anti-BDS Bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after voting against S.1, which includes a provision to encourage state and local governments to pass laws suppressing Americans’ right to boycott Israel:

"While I do not support the BDS movement, we must defend every American’s constitutional right to engage in political activity. It is clear to me that this bill would violate Americans’ First Amendment rights."