Another blow to the #NeverTrumpers… Libertarian candidate former Governor Gary Johnson says he agrees with Socialist Bernie Sanders 73% of the time.
Isn’t that a bit of a contradiction? Considering libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice and Socialism is about more state control of every aspect of your life?
Johnson said “of all the presidential candidates” he sides with Bernie Sanders the most.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
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On Tuesday, a caller from Arkansas on CSPAN’s Washington Journal questioned Johnson about Sanders, saying that people she knows want Sanders to win the nomination. She suggested that Johnson and Sanders could sit down together.
This was after she called Johnson a Republican, and Johnson said he wanted to “draw a line of distinction” between being a Republican and being a Libertarian…
…“But interestingly, of all the presidential candidates, I next side with Bernie Sanders at 73 percent,” he said.
He then justified these findings to the audience.
“Now, that’s the side of Bernie that has to do with pro-choice, pro-marriage equality, let’s stop with the military interventions, that there is crony capitalism, that government really isn’t fair when it comes to this level playing field, legalize marijuana,” he said. “Look, 73 percent of what Bernie says I agree with. We come to a T in the road when it comes to economics. I would really argue that if we absolutely had a fair system of economics, that free markets, that we would do a lot better than going down the– going down the path of socialism.”