Bernie Sanders on Republicans: ‘They Know in Their Hearts…Trump Is a Pathological Liar’

By CNSNews.com Staff | January 20, 2022 | 3:36pm EST
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(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor yesterday where he accused Republican leaders of knowing “in their hearts” that former President Donald Trump “is a pathological liar” but refusing to publicly admit it.

“Not only are his statements and actions delusional, they are worse,” Sanders said about Trump.

“In repeating this Big Lie over and over again, he not only cast doubts about the 2020 election, but, in fact, in a disgraceful and unprecedented way for a president, he is undermining the very foundations of American democracy.”

“Shamefully, Republican leaders all across this country, including Republican members of the U.S. Senate, either repeated Trump’s lies or tried to walk a very, very thin line around them,” said Sanders.

“Trump’s one-man dominance over the Republican Party,” Sanders continued, “is now so strong that few Republican officials are prepared to state openly what they know in their hearts to be true, and that is that Trump is a pathological liar and a threat to democracy and this country and our very way of life.”

Here is a transcript of the part of Sanders’ floor speech where he says Republican leaders “know in their hearts…that Trump is a pathological liar:”

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “After the election, Trump and his supporters filed more than 60 lawsuits in State and Federal courts, repeating their false claims and trying to reverse the election results. These lawsuits were rejected time and time again, including with judges whom Trump himself appointed.

"Nonetheless, the former President continued to claim—and to this day continues to claim despite all of the evidence—that the election was stolen and that he actually won in a landslide. Not only are his statements and actions delusional, they are worse. In repeating this Big Lie over and over again, he not only cast doubts about the 2020 election, but, in fact, in a disgraceful and unprecedented way for a President, he is undermining the very foundations of American democracy. Shamefully, Republican leaders all across this country, including Republican Members of the U.S. Senate, either repeated Trump’s lies or tried to walk a very, very thin line around them. Trump’s one-man dominance over the Republican Party is now so strong that few Republican officials are prepared to state openly what they know in their hearts to be true, and that is that Trump is a pathological liar and a threat to democracy and this country and our very way of life.”

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