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2024 Nomination Wars? Sanders Attacks Biden for Saudi Arabia Trip

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Radical Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders criticized President Joe Biden on Sunday for traveling to Saudi Arabia and meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom the United States accuses of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

“The leader of that country, who’s involved in the murder of a Washington Post journalist, I don’t think that that type of government should be rewarded with a visit by the President of the United States,” Sanders said in an interview with ABC.

The senator, from the most progressive wing of the Democrats, said that the way to solve the oil crisis is not by traveling to Saudi Arabia, but by pressuring gas stations, which he threatened with higher taxes.

Sanders, who ran against Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, further claimed, “I just don’t believe that we should be maintaining a warm relationship with a dictatorship like that.”

Biden returned Sunday to Washington after a Middle East tour that took him to Israel and Saudi Arabia, where he met with Bin Salman, whom during the 2020 campaign he promised to treat as a “pariah” for the murder of Khashoggi.

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