Viewers can watch live online as Bernie Sanders returns to his home in Brooklyn on Friday, with live streaming video of his rallies from Flatbush and Greenpoint.
Sanders has planned the trip through his birthplace ahead of New York’s critical primary, where he is hoping that the momentum of seven consecutive primary wins can help him upend Hillary Clinton in New York’s upcoming pimary. He will have a bit of help, with actor and Sanders supporter Mark Ruffalo appearing in Flatbush to stump for the Vermont Senator. Susan Sarandon will appear at the later rally in Greenpoint.
Live streaming video of the Bernie Sanders rally in Flatbush can be found below. It is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.
Brooklyn has long been a haven for Bernie Sanders, who grew up there and attended Brooklyn College before ultimately leaving for Vermont. He still carries his thick Brooklyn accent, and as the New York Times noted this summer, maintains the ethos of Brooklyn as well.
“But Brooklyn’s imprint on Mr. Sanders was not limited to his tongue. In the populist politics he has espoused for decades as a leftist activist, socialist mayor, and independent congressman and senator, those who knew Mr. Sanders, who declined to comment for this article, detect the influence of postwar Brooklyn stickball games, arguments over money between his parents, and the work ethic instilled in him as a decorated long-distance runner.”
Friday’s rallies in Brooklyn come as Bernie Sanders has taken a more aggressive tone toward Hillary Clinton, including an assertion that she is not qualified to serve as president. At a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday, he noted his campaign’s momentum and hit on Hillary Clinton for accepting corporate money and for supporting a free trade agreement with Panama, where this week a global tax evasion scheme was uncovered.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 6, 2016
Sanders attacked Clinton over the “Panama Papers” incident, via the Washington Post.
“Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous. … We have won seven out of eight of the recent primaries and caucuses. And she has been saying lately that she thinks that I am, quote unquote, not qualified to be president. Well, let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is through her super PAC taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds.
“I don’t think you are qualified if you’ve supported the Panama free trade agreement, something I very strongly opposed and, which as all of you know, has allowed corporations and wealthy people all over the world people to avoid paying their taxes to their countries.”
Those who watch the Bernie Sanders rallies on April 8 live online will likely see the attacks continue. Brooklyn is one of the most important hubs of Democratic activity in the entire state, home to close to 1 million of the 3 million registered Democrats in New York City. That makes it home to roughly one in five of all Democrats across the state, the Washington Post noted.
Brooklyn will also be the setting for next week’s debate between Sanders and Clinton, which takes place April 14 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 5, 2016
Those who miss the live streaming video of Bernie Sanders rallies on April 8 can catch full replay of rallies in Flatbush and Greenpoint in the embedded videos above.
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