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Video: Bernie Sanders Shreds Congressman Over 'Homos In The Military' Reference

This video from 1995 of Bernie Sanders is a sight to behold.
Video: Bernie Sanders Shreds Congressman Over 'Homos In The Military' Reference
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Bernie Sanders ripped future convict Duke Cunningham for referring to gays as "homos" during a debate on the House floor.

Sanders and Cunningham were in the House of Representatives at the time.

"I thought I heard the gentleman say something about "homos in the military. Was I right in hearing that expression," asked Sanders.

Cunningham replied, "Absolutely."

Sanders pressed, "Was the gentleman referring to the many thousands and thousands of gay people who have put their lives on the line in countless wars defending this country? Is that the group of people that the gentleman was referring to?"

After Cunningham tried to deflect by saying that he was talking about the military personnel who objected to gays in the military, Bernie went off.

"You used the phrase 'homos in the military. You have insulted thousands of men and women who have put their lives on the line!"

Cunningham shouted something back about Bernie and liberals like him, but it was unintelligible.

Duke Cunningham went to prison in 2005 on an array of federal charges relating to campaign finance violations, bribery, and more.

Bernie Was Way Ahead In Defense Of LGBT In 1995

Bernie Sanders SCHOOLS future criminal Duke Cunningham on the House floor over his use of "homos in the military."

Posted by The Huffington Post on Monday, February 22, 2016

[h/t Huffington Post]

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