Former Supporters of Bernie Sanders Slam Lawmaker for Spouting ‘Neocon Propaganda’ About Russia

US Senator Bernie Sanders gestures as he speaks to striking Kellogg’s workers in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, on December 17, 2021.InternationalIndiaAfricaMany said they regretted having given their time and money to Sanders’ presidential campaigns in 2016 and 2020 after his aggressive statements.Former supporters of US Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took to social media Friday to express their disgust after the former peace candidate expressed support for the Biden administration’s anti-Russian stance.The outrage came in response to comments Sanders made in a recent BBC interview held amid his ongoing book tour.When asked whether the US should “send F-16s” to the Ukrainian regime, Sanders replied: “It’s not an issue that I’ve been heavily involved in, but I support what the president is doing.”“The United States” and NATO “cannot sit back and allow” what he called “Russia’s aggression” to go unanswered, he insisted.Social media users were quick to call out the aggressive anti-Russian rhetoric by the supposed peace candidate.”My spouse and I gave our time and money to support this man, and this is what he tells us now?” asked one. “Disgusting.”“F*ck this guy,” added another, who couldn’t believe “I campaigned & organized a few hundred hours for this bastard that is joining Biden in the push toward nuclear war.”“The most ‘progressive anti-war’ Democrat spouting neocon propaganda and protecting Biden and the neocon cabal as they push us towards WW3,” said a third, adding: “and you still think you can reform that party from within?”