An emotionally overwhelming moment for the Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, last night, as he appeared to weep as his older brother, Larry Sanders, announced the votes for Democrats Abroad for the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.
Larry Sanders, a UK resident, shared a tearful tribute to their deceased mom and dad, and his little brother, “Bernard, ” who abandoned his own bid for President and is endorsing Hillary Clinton.
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The elder Sanders was speaking on behalf of the party arm for American Democrats living outside the US, said, “I want to bring before this convention the names of our parents: Eli Sanders, Dorothy Sanders. They did not have easy lives, and they died young. They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments. They loved him.” Larry, speaking spoke with great intensity and passion, remarked that their parents “loved the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision. It is with enormous pride that I cast my vote for Bernie Sanders.”
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The Vermont senator has sometimes alluded to his parents’ difficult lives and how they inspired his own politics.
Bernie Sanders himself told Vox during a 2014 interview:
“My mother’s dream was to own her own home, and she never achieved that, “”We were never hungry by any means. But money was always a major issue within our family. It caused a lot of tension between my mother and my dad.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter Larry Sanders also describes himself as a socialist and volunteers as a health spokesman for the UK’s Green Party.
Sanders received 10 votes from the party group, Democrats Abroad. Hillary Clinton received seven. She officially clinched the Democratic nomination for president on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead a major party’s presidential ticket.