Yesterday, Senators on both sides of the aisle left President Trump’s North Korea briefing, feeling like their time had been wasted. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was not surprised. (Video below.)
Vermont’s progressive champion declined the invitation to board the duct taped buses and head down Pennsylvania Avenue to a gaggle of waiting reporters because he was never under the impression that anything of substance would be discussed.
“The issue of North Korea is enormously important, and we need bipartisan efforts to control North Korea’s very aggressive nuclear efforts,” Sanders said today on MSNBC. “But I do not want to be part of a road show for the White House.”
Even America’s most irresponsible politicians have known better than to than to provoke a hostile nuclear power in order to land photo-ops and score political points. Not only is it shameless, it is incredibly dangerous.
It is, however, not beneath President Trump. And Bernie Sanders refuses to be a part of this volatile game.
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) April 27, 2017
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com