Bernie Sanders to Charleston crowd: ‘stand up and fight’
February 12, 2017
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spoke to more than 2,000 in Charleston Sunday evening, a gathering he said might be the largest crowd he’s spoken to while promoting his book “Our Revolution.”
In a speech that largely focused on themes the senator might have spoken on while he was campaigning to be the Democratic party’s presidential nominee, Sanders challenged the people of West Virginia to resist any efforts by President Donald Trump to become an authoritarian and undermine the country’s court system.
“What he is doing is what demagogues have always done, and that is to pick on minorities and try to divide this country up,” Sanders said. “What a real statesman attempts to do — what good government is about — is bringing people together to improve life for all.”
Sanders, who handily won West Virginia’s Democratic primary, told an energized crowd in Charleston’s Municipal Auditorium that more people should run for office and they shouldn’t be deterred from losing an election. When he first entered public service, he won the Burlington, Vermont, mayoral race by just 10 votes.MistaP, madfloridian, bvar22 and 17 othersh-32, Pastiche, Hari, disillusioned73, Haikugal, FanBoy, Bluesuedeshoes, A little weird, Two way street, Mom Cat, djean111, pacalo, Paulie, PADemD, Enthusiast, jdpriestly, Doremus Jessup like this
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