NEWS: Sanders Statement on ‘Dark Day’ in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, April 23 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today released the following statement regarding his NO vote on the $95 billion foreign aid package that passed the Senate:

I voted no tonight on the foreign aid package for one simple reason: U.S. taxpayers should not be providing billions more to the extremist Netanyahu government to continue its devastating war against the Palestinian people.

34,000 Palestinians have already been killed and 77,000 have been wounded – 70% of whom are women and children.

The housing in Gaza is destroyed; the infrastructure in Gaza is destroyed; the health care system in Gaza is destroyed; the educational system in Gaza is destroyed. Enough is enough. No more money for Netanyahu’s war machine.