Bernie Sanders Blocked What?!

Bernie Sanders

( – In new evidence of leftist support for anti-Israel outbursts in the US, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has halted a resolution aimed at denouncing antisemitism and support for Islamist terrorism on college campuses across the nation.

Sanders (I-VT), the chair of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, blocked the resolution put forth by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).

The document sought to address the growing concerns of antisemitism in higher educational institutions and implicated campus administrators for their failure to curb these issues.

It also called for the US Department of Education to verify that these institutions are in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ensuring that no student, including Jewish students, suffers discrimination.

Title VI stipulates that recipients of federal funds cannot discriminate, exclude individuals, or deny benefits based on race, color, or national origin.

Following the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas, numerous institutions, such as Harvard, Northwestern, and Princeton, have faced complaints under Title VI, particularly concerning the harassment of Jewish students.

Rejecting the resolution on Tuesday, Sanders expressed his views on social media platform X.

“Today I offer a simple resolution: NO to antisemitism. NO to Islamophobia. NO to racism and bigotry in all its forms. YES to free speech and protest under the 1st Amendment, whether on a college campus or across our nation,” the leftist senator wrote.

He proposed an alternative resolution on the Senate floor, broadening the scope to include various forms of discrimination and reaffirming support for the First Amendment’s protections of free speech and peaceful protest.

Sanders emphasized the necessity for university administrators and officials to protect students’ safety and civil rights robustly.

Senator Scott clarified that his resolution does not infringe on First Amendment rights.

The Supreme Court has delineated that the First Amendment does not shield discriminatory behaviors that significantly harm the educational experiences of the victims, such as by denying them equal access to institutional resources and opportunities. Additionally, destructive actions during protests are not covered under protected speech.

“The two-thousand-plus arrests on college campuses weren’t because of violence against black folks or violence against Muslims or violence against Hispanics or violence against Asians. It was violence against Jewish students,” Scott reacted.

“An objection to my resolution is an objection to the reality that, today, our Jewish students are facing disgusting environments on college campuses and the administrators sit back with their hands under their butts,” he concluded.

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