GOOD

Watch Bernie Sanders Shut Down a Homophobic House Member in This Video From 1995

Bernie Sanders shows his true colors when he shuts down this Republican representative in 1995.

This is one for the books. During a memorable House floor meeting that originally aired on C-SPAN in 1995, Bernie Sanders showcased his true colors when he went on live television slamming Rep. Randall “Duke” Cunningham for his hateful comments about homosexuals in the military.

Also of note is the incredible “parliamentary” zinger from Democratic Rep. Patricia Schroeder in response to Cunningham’s remarks.


This exchange took place nearly two decades ago, when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was the law of the land. Since then, one member in this exchange has gone on to run a spirited campaign for president, while the other was forced to resign from Congress and was subsequently jailed for accepting bribes.

Bernie jumps in at the 1:00 mark. Take a look:

Right after Cunningham remarks, “Is there any shocking doubt that the same [people] that would put homos in the military, NO I will not sit down you socialist!”—Schroeder raises the question “Do we have to call the gentleman a gentleman if he’s not one?”

This just sets the stage for Sanders’ glorious smackdown. He replies, “Now, my ears may be playing a trick on me, but I thought I heard the gentleman a moment ago say something about homos in the military […] You have insulted thousands of men and women who have put their lives on the line in defending this country—and I think that they’re owed an apology.”

Cunningham resigned from the House in November of 2005 after pleading guilty to accepting $2.4 million in bribes and underreporting his income for 2004. He also pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. He was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison and was forced to pay $1.8 million in restitution.

Damn.

Want to share this on Facebook? Just copy and paste this link:

http://good-mag.co/BernieShutDown

Videos
via

Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Auschwitz was the deadliest of Nazi Germany's 20 concentration camps. From 1940 to 1945 of the 1.3 million prisoners sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died. That figure includes 960,000 Jews, 74,000 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans.

The vast majority of the inmates were murdered in the gas chambers while others died of starvation, disease, exhaustion, and executions.

Keep Reading
Culture
via Barry Schapiro / Twitter

The phrase "stay in your lane" is usually lobbed at celebrities who talk about politics on Twitter by people who disagree with them. People in the sports world will often get a "stick to sports" when they try to have an opinion that lies outside of the field of play.

Keep Reading
Culture
via Stu Hansen / Twitter

In a move that feels like the subject line of a spam email or the premise of a bad '80s movie, online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa is giving away money as a social experiment.

Maezawa will give ¥1 million yen ($9,130) to 1,000 followers who retweeted his January 1st post announcing the giveaway. The deadline to retweet was Tuesday, January 7.

Keep Reading
Business