Days af­ter Alexan­dria, San­ders calls for ‘un­prece­dented’ action

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Sen. Bernard San­ders, a so­cial­ist from Ver­mont, says “un­prece­dented” ac­tions by his sup­port­ers must be taken to stop Repub­li­cans from passing a health care bill in the Se­nate.

“When I talk about a po­lit­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion, this is what I’m talk­ing about,” Mr. San­ders said at a Face­book Live event with Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren of Mas­sachusetts, the Wash­ing­ton Free Bea­con re­ported Tues­day.

“We are go­ing to stand up and fight back. … You have got to, Mary, act in an un­prece­dented way. Think big. Get in­volved in ev­ery way that you can.”

Mr. San­ders’s re­mark came less than one week af­ter one of his for­mer pres­i­den­tial cam­paign vol­un­teers, James Hodgkin­son, opened fire with a ri­fle on con­gres­sional Repub­li­cans in Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia.

Mr. San­ders said Sun­day that vi­o­lence was not part of his “po­lit­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion” pro­gram, de­spite Mr. Hogkin­son. — Dou­glas Ernst

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