An introductory speaker for far-left Senator Bernie Sanders surprised supporters on the campaign trail this week; openly calling for a “socialist movement” to “end capitalist oppression and exploitation!”
“We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!” yelled Tacoma’s socialist city council member Kshama Sawant.
You don’t often hear introductory speakers for @BernieSanders talking about socialism. But in Tacoma, Wash., Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle City Council, just did.
"We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!" she said. pic.twitter.com/1Rdpla1DH8
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) February 18, 2020
— Kailyn Nicholson (@KailynMcK) February 18, 2020
Sanders addressed a massive rally in Tacoma, Washington this week; speaking to more than 17,000 supporters just days before voters in Nevada head to the Caucuses.
“Bernie Sanders rallied thousands of supporters in Washington state three weeks ahead of its presidential primary, calling for the grassroots movement that led to his win in the state’s 2016 caucuses to continue through the broader primary that takes place March 10,” reports MyNorthwest.
“We may not have billions of dollars to throw around, but we have hundreds of thousands of people in every state in this country knocking on doors,” he said. “And that’s why we’re going to win here in Washington and why we’re going to win all over this country.”
“We are a democracy, not an oligarchy,” Sanders said, referring to billionaire Mike Bloomberg. “You’re not going to buy this election.”