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Bernie Sanders defends missing 71% of Senate votes in 2016: ‘Ran for president, have to campaign’

Sen. Bernie Sanders gets a bit testy when he’s called out for skipping a lot of votes during his 2016 presidential campaign, especially when it’s during a candidate forum to keep his current gig.

The socialist senator from Vermont sounded off on a moderator Monday during a 2018 General Election Forum when asked whether he would commit to missing fewer than 5 percent of votes if re-elected, alleging the question was a trap designed to reveal his hand for 2020.

“As a U.S. Senator, your number one job is to vote in the U.S. Senate. In your first term in the Senate, Senator Sanders, you missed only 1.7 percent of the roll call votes that were held. That’s very close to the average of your peers,” the moderator said.

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