On Monday, Bernie Sanders showed why he has avoided debating Lawrence Zupan, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Sanders also refused Zupan’s request for an additional debate. Sanders was frustrated and bewildered during much of the debate, unable to answer directly most of the questions asked, according to sources. The contrasts between the two Senate candidates were on full display. Lawrence Zupan talked about how America and Vermont have achieved renowned success, how “the United States of America has fed, housed, clothed, in freedom, more people than any other country in the history of the world,” while Sanders continued his Presidential campaign by talking about bringing socialism to America—a system he could not differentiate from the failure on display in Venezuela. Zupan also explains how unrealistic Sanders view of “Scandinavian style” socialism in the US. He notes that Sweden’s socialistic system could not exist without the capitalism that makes it possible.
Sanders had a very difficult time explaining why he has poorly represented Vermont as their Senator, missing 37 out of 38 Senate votes while he ran unsuccessfully for President in 2016. He continues to run for President while ignoring the people of Vermont who expect him to do the job he was elected to do. Most Americans cannot imagine missing over 90 percent of their work and still keep their job.
Lawrence Zupan is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Vermont. According to a statement from the campaign, “He will be a unifier, listening to all sides and advocating for the best ideas no matter what party they come from. He has a plan to foster competition in the health insurance industry which will deliver better healthcare than even the billionaires have now. Zupan’s plan will invigorate our energy sector by getting government out of the way of innovation, and free Americans from the regressive burden of over-taxation so that they can realize their full potential. He will be a full-time Senator for the people of Vermont. The right path forward for Vermont and America is to send Lawrence Zupan to the U.S. Senate.”