Days after Alexandria, Sanders calls for ‘unprecedented’ action
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