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Bernie Sanders Looks To Jesse Jackson To Revive Lagging Campaign

By David Krayden March 9th, 2020 | Image Source : Daily Caller

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders touted an endorsement Sunday by Rev. Jesse Jackson as evidence his presidential campaign is unifying all Democrats.

“We’re proud,” Sanders told ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Sanders mentioned Jackson coming on board after watching a video of Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has regained his frontrunner status in the contest after a big night in the Super Tuesday primaries.

“Later today, we’re going to have the support — I believe in Grand Rapids [Michigan] — of Jesse Jackson,” Sanders said.

Sanders called Jackson “one of the great civil rights leaders in the modern history of this country” and someone who “changed Americans politics” with his multicultural “Rainbow Coalition” that Sanders said “transformed this country.”

Jackson mentioned that Biden didn’t ask for for his support, and he provided 13 reasons for his support of Sanders, including Sanders’ advocacy for increased voting rights and the senator’s belief in a wealth tax.

Jackson remains a controversial activist who once derisively called New York City “Hymietown” because of the notable Jewish presence in the metropolis.

Jesse Jackson speaks onstage during the National CARES Mentoring Movement?s 2nd Annual ‘For the Love of Our Children’ Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for for National CARES Mentoring Movement)

The senator admitted he will never be the choice of establishment Democrats or even those elected to Congress, but he insisted, “We have the support of virtually every major grassroots organization.” (RELATED: James Carville Has Meltdown Over Bernie Sanders And Socialism In The Democratic Party)

Sanders has struggled to attract black voters even as he suggested at the New Hampshire Democratic presidential debate that America is “a racist society from top to bottom.”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Bernie Sanders Looks To Jesse Jackson To Revive Lagging Campaign

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