Sanders: ‘People Are Crying out for Change’
Bernie Sanders called for change on Sunday, saying that the American people “are crying out for change.”
“From coast to coast, the American people are crying out for change, for real change,” Sanders said at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, according to reports.
“They are tired of the same old, same old establishment politics, establishment economics and establishment foreign policy. They want this county to move in a new direction,” Sanders added.
The Hill reports:
Sanders also suggested in his prepared remarks that with the continued support of Democrats, he is poised to pull off one of the greatest political upsets in U.S. history.
He emphasized his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline “from day one” and his vote against the war in Iraq. Clinton recently came out against the pipeline and voted for using military force in Iraq, which she has since called a mistake.
“Some candidates may be running to make a point,” Clinton said, according to reports. “I am running to make a difference.”
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, the third candidate in the Democratic race, also attended the dinner and blasted GOP front-runner Donald Trump as an “immigrant bashing carnival barker.”
Clinton unveiled Sunday the first piece of a new jobs agenda with a $275 billion infrastructure plan. Sanders has pushed for spending $1 trillion on U.S. infrastructure over the next five years.
Sanders and Clinton are locked in a tight race in New Hampshire, which hosts the first-in-the-nation primary in February. Clinton has maintained a double-digit lead over Sanders nationally.
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