Mike Pence goes on bizarre anti-Bernie rant at NRA convention: ‘Freedom ended slavery — not socialism’

Mike Pence goes on bizarre anti-Bernie rant at NRA convention: ‘Freedom ended slavery — not socialism’

Vice President Mike Pence took some shots at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Friday during an appearance at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention.

During his speech to the NRA, Pence attacked Sanders for saying this week that he believes all Americans, including felons who are serving jail sentences, deserve the right to vote.

“Some who want to restrict the right to keep and bear arms to law-abiding citizens believe the Boston Marathon bombers should be given the right to vote on death row,” he said. “I got news for you: Not on our watch.”

Pence then started issuing broadsides against the specter of “socialism” in general.

“It was freedom, not socialism, that ended slavery, won two World Wars, and stands today as a beacon for hope in all the world,” Pence said. “It is freedom, not socialism, that is trying to create a more perfect union and extend the blessings of freedom to all.”

Pence went on to attack Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan by saying it would lead to “health care for none,” despite the fact that the entire premise of the plan is to give every American taxpayer-funded health care.

Watch the video below.


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