The following article, Independent Leftist Glenn Greenwald Attacks Bernie Sanders for His Pro-NATO Vote, was first published on Big League Politics.
On August 3, 2022, the United States Senate voted 95-1-1 in favor of adding Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The only individual who voted against this proposal was Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul voted present in this instance, much to the dismay of non-interventionist voices on the Rights who wanted Paul to take a much firmer stance in opposition to NATO expansion.
On the Left, there was no meaningful opposition to NATO expansion. As a matter of fact, even the so-called “independent, democratic socialist” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders voted for this legislation.
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is known for his leftist economic views, got wind of this and called out Sanders on Twitter in a post he published that same day the vote took place.
Glenn Greenwald tweeted, “Bernie doesn’t even pretend any more to have anything resembling a left-wing foreign policy or any minimal divergence from the neocon-driven Dem Party’s foreign policy…