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Q&A: Bernie Sanders' Campaign Co-Chair Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., on Progressive Foreign Policy

Magazine article Tablet Magazine

Q&A: Bernie Sanders' Campaign Co-Chair Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., on Progressive Foreign Policy

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Ro Khanna is a self-identifying progressive who beat out a Democratic incumbent in 2016 to represent California's 17th District, comprising most of the east side of the San Francisco Bay and much of the heart of Silicon Valley. A former intellectual property lawyer and previous two-time contender for the office, Khanna is among the vanguard of progressive freshmen in Congress. He's media-hungry and media-savvy, including on social media. And while he doesn't agree with Bernie Sanders on every issue, he's become a national campaign co-chair for the senator's bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Khanna, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has been particularly active on Yemen. He led the effort to pass a bill ending American financial and logistical support for the Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi rebels that has caused widespread destruction and famine in Yemen. …

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