Sanders: It’s ‘long past time’ for Congress to act on gun safety
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday urged Congress to take action in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Vermont senator in a statement said his thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.
Sanders also thanked the first responders, who he said “did an outstanding job responding to this tragedy, saving many lives.”
“Last night’s attack is the deadliest mass shooting in our country’s modern history, and this year there have been more mass shootings than days in the year,” Sanders said.
“In light of the terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and mass shootings across the country, it should be clear to all that we have got to do everything we can to stop guns from falling into the hands of people who should not have them,” he continued.
He added: “It is long past time for Congress to take action on gun safety to save innocent lives.”
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Lawyer with links to Bernie Sanders runs for Congress in Kansas
A labor lawyer who worked on U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has launched a campaign for Congress in the Kansas City suburbs.
Brent Welder, a Bonner Springs attorney who previously worked for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was nominated to the Democratic National Platform Committee by Sanders last year after helping organize grassroots support for the Vermont senator’s victory in the 2016 Kansas caucus.
Welder is seeking the seat in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, an Overland Park Republican. He promised to forgo money from corporate political action committees and repeatedly railed against the country’s “rigged economy” like Sanders did on the presidential campaign trail.
“I think only a populist candidate can win this district for the Democratic Party,” Welder said in a phone call.
Welder, who grew up in Iowa, said that when he was a child, his family would have “hot dogs for every meal because that’s all we could afford.” He supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and called access to quality health care a human right.
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article163276003.html#storylink=cpy
Learn More @ Brent Welder’s Official Website
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