Sanders Highlights Differences With Clinton at NY Rally
Bernie Sanders has continued to attack his opponent, Hillary Clinton, but hasn’t forgotten about his other favorite targets: Wall Street and the “corporate media.”
“To make billions in profit, to outsource American jobs, to not invest in our communities, to demand cutting workers benefits, is what the greed of corporate America is all about. We are going to change that,” said at a rally in New York where Verizon workers may soon go on strike.
“We have the courage to raise the real issues impacting the American people, issues that often don’t appear in television or in the corporate media,” Sanders said.
“It is we and our families who have to determine what reality is, not CNN or ABC,” he said.
The Hill reports:
The Vermont senator outlined a laundry list of issues where he and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton differ, including her 2002 vote for the Iraq War, her support for trade agreements and her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs.
Sanders also attacked Clinton for her stance on fracking. He has called for phasing out the procedure in which pressurized water and chemicals are injected into the ground to release oil and natural gas.
“She wants to increase regulations on fracking. That does not go far enough,” Sanders said. “In fact, Secretary Clinton, when she was secretary of State, worked with some of the fossil fuels country to push fracking in countries all over the world. That was a mistake.”
Clinton has said she opposes individual fracking operations if a series of conditions are met.
The Vermont senator also took aim at GOP front-runner Donald Trump, and pointed to polls where Sanders defeats him in general election match-ups. Sanders went on to blast Trump’s rhetoric criticizing minority groups and assured supporters that the real estate mogul will not be elected president.
“It ain’t gonna happen,” Sanders said. “The American people know that coming together in our proud diversity always trumps dividing us up.”
Sanders is hoping to keep up his momentum and recent winning streak after victories in eight of the past nine contests, including among Democrats abroad.
He is competing against Clinton in New York’s delegate-rich April 19 primary as she seeks to extend her big delegate lead.
Both Sanders and Clinton have ties to the Empire State: Sanders grew up in Brooklyn and Clinton served as U.S. senator from the state.