- The Washington Times - Monday, January 4, 2016

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino issued a scathing rebuke of Sen. Bernard Sanders on Sunday, calling the Democratic presidential candidate a socialist who is destroying the economic liberty of Americans.

Mr. Bongino, an author who was assigned to protective duty during George W. Bush’s and Barack Obama’s presidential terms, took to his official Facebook page to condemn Mr. Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist.

“There is no such thing as ‘democratic socialism,’” Mr. Bongino argued. “Democratic socialism is the foolish idea that you can vote away the liberty of others, as long as you do it slowly.

“There is nothing ‘democratic’ about voting to take away the economic liberty of free men and women’s by taxing away more of their income,” he continued. “There is nothing ‘democratic’ about voting to take away an individual’s liberty to choose their health care options by turning it over to government bureaucrats.

“And there is nothing ‘democratic’ about voting away a family’s freedom to choose where they can send their child to school,” he added.

“Don’t be a sucker, don’t #‎FeelTheBern‬,” Mr. Bongino concluded, using Mr. Sanders’ campaign line.

The post included a graph citing the Wall Street Journal’s estimation that Mr. Sanders backs at least $18 trillion in new spending over a decade.

“Keep your hands out of my pockets, off of my health care, and away from my kid’s school,” Mr. Bongino continued in the comments section of his post.

The post has been shared more than 2,500 times.

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