Bernie Sanders Announces Senate Re-Election Bid


US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced on Monday that he will seek re-election for a fourth straight term. 

“I am writing to let you know that I have decided to run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2024,” Sanders said in a video posted on his campaign website and social media channels.

“Together, we have accomplished a great deal for the people of Vermont and our country, but there is much more to be done. I look forward to continuing the fight for economic, racial, social, and environmental justice, and working to create a government that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected.”

Sanders, a child of Holocaust survivors, has long been a leading and vocal proponent against Israel’s policies. Following the recent passage of a US military aid package to Israel, he slammed the deal as “obscene.” 

“The US cannot beg Netanyahu to stop bombing civilians one day and the next send him thousands more 2,000 lb. bombs that can level entire city blocks,” Sanders wrote on X. “This is obscene. We must end our complicity: No more bombs to Israel.”

In another instance, the 82-year-old senator told the New York Times that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “genocidal” actions in Gaza should warrant punitive measures from the Biden Administration. 

“Israel had the absolute right to defend itself against this terrorist attack, but it did not and does not have the right to go to war against the entire Palestinian people, which is exactly what it is doing,” he said. “US tax dollars should not be going to the extremist Netanyahu government to continue its devastating war against the Palestinian people.”

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