Bernie Sanders Explains How 47 Treasonous GOP Senators Tried To Sabotage World Peace


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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explained that the treasonous behavior of the forty-seven Iran letter senators is a danger to world peace.



Al Sharpton asked Sen. Sanders about the We The People petition to have the Iran letter senators charged under the Logan Act.

Sanders said:

Look, I think it says that people all over the country understand that this is outrageous behavior. It shows the continuing contempt that Republicans have for the president. They invited Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress and they forgot to tell the president. Now, they are trying to undermine these negotiations, but the most significant point is, Al, I want these negotiations to succeed. I want to see a situation where Iran does not get a nuclear weapon, but that conclusion is reached in a peaceful way. I do not want to see a war in Iran. The American people do not want to see a war in Iran, and to try and undermine the president’s work, not only with our country, but with the U.K, France, China, Russia, and Germany.

To try to undermine that effort for a peaceful resolution, and then what? What happens then? Well if this doesn’t work, I think these guys will be hot to trot for a war, and that frightens me very much.

Millions of Americans are outraged by the Republican attempt to sabotage diplomacy while engaging in the ultimate act of disrespect towards the nation’s Commander in Chief, but there is a global consequence to the Republican behavior. The forty-seven Republican senators were not only undermining the president. They were also undermining world peace.

These Republican Senators were willing to jeopardize global security in order to disrespect President Obama. The letter to Iran is evidence of how detached and radicalized the Republican Party has become from the rest of the world.

The only sure way that the Republicans are going to be stopped is at the ballot box. The American people have the power to make sure that Republicans never get their war with Iran. By keeping the White House in Democratic hands and returning control of Congress to Democrats, Republicans will be denied their war and the neocon assault on peace will be defeated.

57 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Explains How 47 Treasonous GOP Senators Tried To Sabotage World Peace”

  1. I’d like to know what the reaction of the other P5+1 governments has been? The gopers didn’t just poke a stick at Obama, they insulted the efforts of all nations involved in the negotiations. At what point does Britain and France tell the gopers to STFU?

  2. The other countries innvolved are wondering if the signers of the letter were infected with mad cow disease, in the senate dining room.

  3. If these same Republicans directly profit from War… should they be allowed to vote… are there ever any conflict of interest issues? We need to start following the money. Especially the spending that is done the the effect of over 50% of our spending is Blank Check Black Budget Spending… How on earth could anyone ever balance a check book? And these same republicans never point to that spending and have any questions. There should never be that amount of spending that is unquestionable. We need to make cuts… we should cut all the Politicians income by 50% and have them have Insurance equivalent of medicare… We should not be giving them a Kings Castle… otherwise they become totally out of touch. None could tell you the price of bread or milk. And they are going to help us? When? When Hell freezes over?

  4. (Sign that Petition) Then here is the Logan Act: THE LOGAN ACT: “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. ” These guys are in clear violation of that law, and therefore need to be charged.

  5. I want know as well as many other Americans what will happen to these 47 Senators will they be put in prison and removed from Congress without pay including no health care no pensions or will they just be let go with a slap on the wrist like some of the others have gotten in the past like Nixon George Bush Dick Cheney and Regan who gave arms to Iran They are not above the law and should be put in prison and made do hard labor and not be catered to or be carried around on a feather pillow they need taught a lesson

  6. The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 30 January 1799, currently codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953) Private correspondence with foreign governments.
    Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

    Anti-American TRAITORS, one and all, and it is time they were treated as such.

  7. I’d like to know who the haters of this country are who have down-voted Bernie’s comments as well as the comments others have made about the treasonous behavior of 47 Senators. They’re traitors too, I guess.

  8. It is indeed to watch over the development of the situation. To compensate for the evil brought to the world by the Nazi, Germany should stand fast beside the peaceful initiatives of President Obama. But at the same time people in the US must be aware of the fact that Germany at present is enforcing an economic policy in Europe that is at the exact opposite of the economic policies of the Obama administration. It is a policy finance friendly like the Republicans would want in the US. Europe is doing nothing to stop the unrest in Lybia! Thousand of refugees are flocking to the Italian shores, without anybody doing anything to stop the invasion. We may hope that the European will not take initiative to undermine the work of the Potus, but I do fear he is not having a big hand from them.

  9. The reason the GOP wants war is because The Koch brothers want it.War makes big money for many large corporations plus if we won, the oil corporations would have access to the oil fields.Thats what Bush and Cheney wanted with their war with Iraq that was base on lies and how many Americans died or were maimed in that war plus all the innocent citizens of Iraq. And who got big money Bush,Cheney ,Halliburton, with no bid contracts. When is someone going to stand up to the Koch the GOP members of congress who are trying to force America into another war, and are dividing our country. They are getting paid by the Koch brothers to destroy democracy and we sit back and let them do it. Don’t you think it is time for the law to deal with the traitors before we have to pledge to the United States Of Kochitis?

  10. Their brains passed over to the psychopath sociopath region. Not human. Hurting the planet gives them pleasure.

    I don’t know how to stop them, except to understand we are breeding more and more of them. The smirking narcissist from Arkansas is only one example. Look at his smile. Talking about himself and having media on him is a source of great pleasure. Stop giving him time. Go after him. Do not give him a pulpit.

  11. I’ve signed a couple petitions pertaining to the traitorous 47. Now it’s time for the DOJ to take some action toward them. They can’t say they sent the letter as the Senate, which is part of the government. They didn’t put it up for vote in the Senate. These were 47 individuals who conspired to interfere in our governments dealings with a foreign government. It has at the least been a violation of the Logan Act.

  12. I was watching Morning Joe this morning and I didn’t see them mention this story but for them the big story was Hillary Clinton’s emails.

  13. The “Treasonous 47” ignores previous administrations failed engagements to reign in Mid East nuclear proliferation which allowed Iran to acquire dozens of centrifuges. The Juvenile Senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton and open letter signators panic behavior is fueled by their underlying historical belief in a “Natural Inferiority” of Obama.

  14. Of course. They cannot get over Hillary. I deleted them already. What is it about the press that they think we care about this non scandal.

    Bernie Sanders is spot on. Now these traitors are saying it is President Obama’s fault that they are such lowlife unpatriotic losers.

  15. These traitors are funded by the Koch brothers Haliburton and Sheldon Adelson, who have been known to supply (Koch’s) our enemies in previous wars. They do not need money, they have more money than anyone can imagine, what they want is power and the Koch’s have been buying states and now they want the federal govertnment. Anyone remember the fake call to Wisconsin pretending to be a Koch, Walker was bought and paid for by them and we are seeing the results, they kill the environment, the unions, and hope to kill health care, friends we are being overtaken by evil and most of the country are not watching.

  16. So I know all about the people who signed the letter. What about the other side? Why do I not see or hear anything they are doing or saying about this letter? By the way, they signed it as individuals, not Senators. It was never brought up for a vote. Please tell me where to go on the internet to find the news about what all the wonderful folks are saying/doing who stand with the President during these negotiations with five other countries and Iran. Negotiations that will guarantee a presence in Iran to make sure the nuclear power is for domestic use, not armaments.

  17. The more I read about this thing the madder I get, now they are saying the whole thing is Obamas fault (of course) because they should be in on the negotiations.
    So, they think 6 major world powers need someone like a 2 month senator to tell them what to do? Just who do they think they are?
    They keep talking about the fact that they won’t accept a bad deal! Complete capitulation by Iran, if they think this is going to happen then they are really crazy, I hope that if we don’t get a deal because of them the Israelis and the Iranians fight it out because I don’t think the people in the US want another costly war.

  18. I think the republicans who signed it COULD be tried, but what politician couldn’t be tried for something? I think the White House should stay quiet on it. They should denounce the behavior (along with the other nations trying to make a treaty), but if they are to play the smart political game and make the right move, they will not call for charges of treason. That will give the republicans and fox news SOOOOO much ammo. The republican base would then be even more enabled and think they are being persecuted even more. If any calls for treason are to be brought up, it needs to come from the senate itself.

  19. Really Andrew? Nearly ALL rethug Senators signed. SO WHO is going to bring up charges? The seven who didn’t? SURE they will…Not while even the rethug candidates for the job of Pres. also agree…

  20. Me too Tonya. when all the talking heads and all the political parties calling for her E-mails, reveal their personal e-mail. Then and only then, do I think she should open up her mail to the public.
    It is a witch hunt by the rethugs because they are really afraid of this Women. Now I find that interesting, since the rethugs believe women ARE easily led and influenced. What is there to be afraid of? She is “only a women.” to quote queen Elezabeth the 1st.

  21. all politician’s, and media, is hiding the fact that the 47 broke the law when they sent that letter doing so was a criminal act according to the Logan Act; it is time charges be filed against these 47 to put all politicians on notice politician’s that defy our Constitution for their own agenda will not be permitted.

  22. All 47 of those treasonous persons (called senators) should be indited under the Logan Act. If a strong response is not received, they and other idiots like them will be emboldened to do further harm to the country and the world for narrow political or hate-filled reasons.

  23. Very good article DJ. when reading in one piece of paper ALL the rethugs have done to destroy our country it’s appalling!
    People. please read it….

  24. A goodly part of the motivation behind the 47 traitors is simply their outrage that a black man is their superior. The racism coming from the baggers is unbelievable. They don’t even try to hide it.

  25. They are just embarrassed by the Iranian government’s response which was a public humiliation with a scolding of the Senators lack of knowledge of the US Constitution. The Iranian leaders have more graduate degrees than all those 47 doofus Senators have put together.

  26. Republican Blood-thirst for Wars will be slaked, until such time as they’re made to lead the way into battle on the frontlines.

    And I’d bet a year’s pay each and every one of those fool signers- claim to be “Pro-Life”.

  27. 47 counts of subversion by the republicans, Michael Froman and Barack Obama should both be charged with treason and the remainder of congress and the senate should at least face charges of subversion if the TPP is enacted into law! Why do you think these bastards have been arming all of the local and state police departments with military weapons and vehicles!

  28. I don’t think it is important to win a legal argument about the application of the Logan Act–a criminal indictment would suffice. How about throwing them in jail for “manner of walking” as in Ferguson? I’m sure something more applicable is available but I would still throw the Logan Act out there.

  29. Start with & sign that petition.
    ALWAYS call both your Senators & your Representative in the House. If you haven’t joined DCCC & DNC–do that. Join Emily’s List & so on.


  31. Treason probably wouldn’t work. Lawrence O’Donnell explained why the Logan Act is an unenforcible law (and he’s probably right). About the only thing to do is to beat these guys up on social media AND NEVER STOP. This should be a major feature in the next re-election campaigns for every one of these disloyal asshats.

  32. Just to be clear, Iran is not a nuclear threat to Israel or anybody else. Mutually Assured Destruction is a wonderful principal. It’s worked perfectly for 60 years with Russia, N Korea and every other nuclear power. Iran’s leaders are no different.

  33. The Logan Act prosecution petition is a worthwhile document to sign but little will be done. Vote Demo in the 2016 election and my kids and your kids will not be fighting useless foreign wars. A diplomatic agreement can be done with Iran because of the six nations involved and Iranians aren’t stupid. Hell they are not as stupid as 47 GOP US Senators.

  34. According to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution, “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

  35. They may have sent it on Senate letter head, but it was not a Senate sanctioned letter. If it were, it would have required debate and a vote and their lack of knowledge of the US Constitution would have been exposed before they made fools of themselves in front of the whole world.

  36. You’re correct in that there was no vote, but my problem with post I responded to was that it said they sent the letter as individuals, not senators. I still call bullspit. I’m sure every single one of those guys have personal stationary that they could have used. Did they? No. They chose to use Senate letterhead and they chose to write said letter as members of our government to another country.

  37. Am I the only one who thinks the GOP was emboldened by inviting Natanyahu to embarrass Obama? They have absolutely no respect for the Office of the POTUS, and thus should not be serving in the Congress. What kind of Congress do we have now? A bunch of two-year-olds that don’t “like” the POTUS, so they won’t obey the law? There need to be real consequences for violating the Logan Act. We can’t tolerate having renegades in Congress doing whatever the hell they want.

  38. Please explain how their actions can be treasonous. If that were the case wouldn’t they be guilty of actions the would aid and abet
    the enemy. They’re doing exactly the opposite. Also Iran is a signator to the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was in fact approved by Congress. That is the way.

  39. Dumbass you answer your question. Being signers of the NPT we are bound by the agreements. I swear you people get stupider by the hour

  40. It’s treasonous on two levels; firstly, as members of Congress, they are stepping outside their purview, which is merely to advise (internally) and to approve, not to negotiate or interfere, in any foreign policy. This is in direct breach of the separation of powers the U.S. government is set upon. Secondly, by not acting with the express approval of either the President or any member of the Executive Branch (whose purview DOES include foreign policy and negotiations), they have violated the Logan Act, which expressly forbids unauthorised parties entering into negotiations with foreign bodies with the intent of undermining U.S. interests. As Future President Hilary pointed out, the motivation can only be to either sabotage the discussions to bring the option of armed conflict to the table or to undermine the President himself out of spite. Or possibly both. Their role if they disagree with the multi-national meeting, is to advise the President and Executive Branch, not to rant at…

  41. The reason Boehner appeared to violate the Logan Act was not necessarily for communicating with a foreigner, but because he summoned the foreigner to help the GOP “influence the measures or conduct of a foreign government (Iran), and defeat the measures of the United States.”

  42. Has no one actually read and understood the Constitution here? What part of “Advice and Consent of the Senate” is not clear to you? Obama is doing secret negotiations that are NOT in the best interests of everyone combined. Obama doesn’t take advice so the next best thing is to tell the other side that there is more to the story than what Obama is selling. Or does everyone here think that Obama, who gives away 5 terrorist commanders for a real traitor, is some great, skilled negotiator?

  43. The treaty clause applies to *treaties*, not negotiations. Please see United States v Curtis-Wright Corp.


    GOP senators blocking the hall,
    47 in all,
    If one of those stooges should happen to fall,
    46 senators blocking the hall.

    46 senator blocking the hall,
    46 senators all,
    If one of those stooges should happen to fall,
    45 senators blocking the hall.

    45 senators……. etc, etc, etc ;-)

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