Bernie Sanders Stands By Support of Omaha Mayoral Candidate Bernie Sanders Stands By Support of Omaha Mayoral Candidate – NTK Network

Bernie Sanders Stands By Support of Omaha Mayoral Candidate

Sanders stood by his support of Heath Mello after pro-abortion groups criticized Sanders and DNC Chair Tom Perez for supporting the candidate.

By NTK Staff | 04.23.2017 @12:05pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stood by his support of Omaha, Nebraska mayoral candidate Heath Mello on Face the Nation Sunday, after pro-abortion groups criticized Sanders and DNC Chair Tom Perez for supporting the candidate.

Sanders said that in deep-red Nebraska Democrats would have to back candidates that are popular with locals.

“If you have a rally in which you have the labor movement, and environmentalists, and Native Americans, and the African American community and the Latino community coming together, saying, ‘We want this guy to become our next mayor,’ should I reject going there to Omaha?” Sanders asked. “I don’t think so.”

“I hope very much [Mello] wins,” Sanders added.

Pro-abortion groups criticized Sanders and Perez for campaigning with Mello, contributing to the disunity in the Democratic Party.

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