NEWS: Sanders, “I will vote NO on any bill containing offensive military aid to Netanyahu”

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today released the following statement on his opposition to the latest $95 billion supplemental appropriations bill under consideration in the Senate:

Earlier today, I voted NO on the motion to proceed to the latest supplemental appropriations bill. Let me be clear: So long as this bill contains $10 billion to enable Netanyahu’s right-wing government to continue its horrific war against the Palestinian people, I will keep voting NO.

Israel has the right to defend itself and go after the perpetrators of the October 7th attack, and we must secure the release of the hostages. But Israel does not have the right to go to war against innocent Palestinian men, women, and children. More than 27,000 Palestinians have been killed and 67,000 wounded – two-thirds of whom are women and children. Over 1.7 million people have been driven from their homes. Almost 70% of the housing units in Gaza have been destroyed or damaged. And, unbelievably, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children are now starving to death.

The taxpayers of the United States cannot continue to be complicit in this humanitarian disaster. We should not provide another penny to allow Netanyahu to continue this incredibly destructive war.