Bernie Sanders Highlights His New York Roots at Brooklyn Rally
Hundreds of people braved frigid weather in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Friday to watch Senator Bernie Sanders deliver a fiery condemnation of Wall Street and urge voters across the state to vote for him in record numbers.
With his back to Manhattan’s skyline, the Vermont senator said he believed he would win New York’s April 19 Democratic primary and asked people in the crowd to help him by encouraging those close to them to cast ballots. Mr. Sanders also reminded the crowd of his Brooklyn roots as part of his campaign’s strategy to beat Hillary Clinton.
“I am enormously proud to be the senator from Vermont, but I have not forgotten where I was born and that is Brooklyn,” Mr. Sanders said to cheers at WNYC Transmitter Park. “I think we have the campaign that has the momentum. We have won six out of the last seven caucuses and primaries. And, with a little bit of luck, we are going to win tomorrow in Wyoming. And, with your help, we will win New York.”