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humphrey

Thanks for this LD.

humphrey

The crowd lies Nina.

humphrey

“With these hands” comment Nina gets a standing ovation.

humphrey

humphrey

Bernie is adapting his stump speech to suit the audience.

Leu2500
Leu2500

SC endorsements.

Bernie Sanders, who arrives shortly for 3 events in upstate S.C., is announcing 8 S.C. endorsements: state Reps. Terry Alexander, Justin Bamberg, Shedron Williams, Cezar McKnight, Krystle Simmons, Wendell Gilliard, Ivory Thigpen, and former state AFLCIO president Donna DeWitt.

jcitybone

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/439628-sanders-announces-first-endorsements-in-south-carolina

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday announced his first endorsements in South Carolina, a pivotal primary state.

The endorsements came from seven black state representatives and were announced ahead of Sanders’s speech to the state’s Legislative Black Caucus later on Thursday. He was also endorsed by South Carolina AFL-CIO President Emeritus Donna DeWitt.

“We’re proud to have the endorsement of some of South Carolina’s most distinguished elected officials, labor, and faith leaders,” said Sanders’s South Carolina state director Kwadjo Campbell. “With their support, and the support of thousands of volunteers across the state, our campaign is building a grassroots movement that will fundamentally transform this country.”

Among the lawmakers endorsing Sanders are Rep. Krystle Simmons (D), the first black woman to represent the low country region in the state House, and state Rep. Terry Alexander, a reverend who endorsed Sanders in 2016.

“Bernie Sanders is a champion for women’s rights and has been rocking with middle class and minority communities since before he was popular. What he did back then matters just as much as it does now,” Simmons said in a statement.

“I support Sen. Sanders, because I believe in his positions that will move this country forward,” Alexander said. “His openness to change, his progressive stance on issues that impact so many people; this is why I was one of the first legislators in South Carolina to endorse him in 2016 and am doing so this year so that we can finish what he started many years ago.”

Leu2500
Leu2500

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the first place where African American voters feature prominently in next year’s primary elections.

Sanders’ 2020 campaign made the announcement just ahead of a Spartanburg town hall meeting with members of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus. The backing represents the biggest number of black lawmakers to back a 2020 hopeful to date in this state, which holds the first primary in the South.

But I was assured that Harris was a lock in SC. /s

https://apnews.com/feac565e4c374585a8d7a46cdca152da

humphrey

Bernie gives his speech then takes questions from the audience.

Leu2500
Leu2500

Texas Bernicrats, hold onto you hats! Bernie will be in Houston for a rally on 4/24.

For the first time of our 2020 campaign we are heading to Texas! Join us next Wednesday, April 24, for a rally in Houston. See here for more info and to RSVP: https://t.co/LTTcFKMEng

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 18, 2019

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wi60

Just got home from a 4 day mandatory business trip. Managed to read up on my phone but had issues logging in thru the phone (probably more my fault than the site). Anyway was ecstatic to read that Bernie crushed it on Faux and Trumpcorp got mad at faux news 🤩🤩. Will be interesting to see if he gets a Faux news bump on the next round of polling. Looking forward to see turnout and watch in Beto’s home turf!!!!

jcitybone

Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President.

It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.

As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution. https://t.co/CgPZJiULOL

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019

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While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction, I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019

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Many know I take no pleasure in discussions of impeachment. I didn’t campaign on it, & rarely discuss it unprompted.

We all prefer working on our priorities: pushing Medicare for All, tackling student loans, & a Green New Deal.

But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019

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jcitybone

She’s Hoyer’s primary opponent.

Hoyer continues to show that he lacks the courage to stand up to the status quo. It’s times like this that we ask, “who’s side is he on?” @LeaderHoyer, if you stand for nothing, what’ll you fall for? #PrimaryHoyer #Mckayla2020 https://t.co/yMurloL3rH

— Mckayla Wilkes (@MeetMckayla) April 18, 2019

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House Majority @LeaderHoyer just told me : “Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point. Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgement,”

— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) April 18, 2019

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Leu2500
Leu2500

@IAStartingLine reporting on digital ads Bernie’s running.

.@BernieSanders' digital team churning out a lot of #IACaucus-specific videos – here's one of a woman from the Quad Cities who thinks Medicare for All coverage might have saved her son's life https://t.co/U4TNuw5wEV

— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) April 18, 2019

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jcitybone

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/south-carolina/2019/04/18/bernie-sanders-spartanburg-greenville-sc/3514494002/

During a campaign stop in Spartanburg, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for sweeping education and criminal justice reforms in South Carolina and across the U.S., two issues he says are intricately connected.

The U.S. Senator from Vermont addressed a crowd of about 250 people who had gathered at Mount Moriah Baptist Church Thursday for a town hall hosted by the state’s Legislative Black Caucus that invited Sanders as its special guest.

Sanders plans to be in Greenville on Friday, first at a poverty roundtable at the West End Community Development Center at 2:30 p.m. followed by a rally at the Peace Center amphitheater at 5 p.m.

In Spartanburg, Sanders addressed criminal recidivism rates, racial profiling in law enforcement, generational poverty, teacher salaries and early childhood development. He spoke for about 30 minutes to an applauding crowd that shouted “Bernie” during several parts of his remarks.

“A nation and a community, which provides quality education for its children that makes certain there are good jobs available to those young people when they leave school is a nation and a community which will have a lower rate of crime where residents will be safer, where human lives are not destroyed because people are rotting away their lives in prisons,” Sanders said. “At the same time is a nation and community which will save enormous sums of money by avoiding mass incarceration.”

After his remarks, he answered two questions from members of the audience that centered on reducing prison sentences for convicted felons and plans for keeping children in poverty from incarceration. He left the church before speaking with members of the media.

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Why did he leave “the church before speaking with members of the media”??

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