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Bernie Sanders

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US Senator

Sanders is the Senator of Vermont, the nation's longest serving Independent Congressman, and the author of The Speech, about his 8.5 hour-long, near fillibuster on December 10, 2010 on the extension of the Bush-era tax rates. [1]

On the April 1, 2011 episode of 'Real Time with Bill Maher', the issue of pastor Terry Jones' mock trial and burning of the Qur'an which resulted in protests and numerous deaths in Afghanistan was brought up. Sanders says to Maher:

"Well, I think this calls for your second film on religion." [alluding to Religulous] [2]