The Washington Examiner reported on a story of real Russian collusion or, to be more precise, collusion with Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who campaigned for the pro-Soviet, pro-Cuba Socialist Workers Party in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections, triggering an FBI investigation. Though Bernie denies ever being a member, he confirmed that he did serve as a Socialist Workers Party elector in 1980. This was the same period when Sanders “proudly endorsed and supported” SWP candidate Andrew Pulley, who called on American soldiers to “take up their guns and shoot their officers.” Birds of a feather flock together, still.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Bernie Sanders campaigned for the Socialist Workers Party in the 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns and was investigated by the FBI for his ties to the Marxist group.
Sanders has always played down the extent of his involvement with the party, which included radicals who praised the Soviet Union and Cuban communists, and has denied ever being a member. Asked in 1988 about his role as an SWP elector in 1980, he said: “I was asked to put my name on the ballot and I did, that’s true.” In fact, his ties to the party are deep and enduring.
The 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and United States senator from Vermont, now 77, often scoffs at comparisons between his brand of self-described “democratic socialism” and communism. In recent years, he has said he is merely interested in having the United States look more like Sweden, a social democracy with a broad welfare state but a well-functioning private sector.