Senator Bernie Sanders publicly congratulated a slate of progressive Democrats after a string of primary victories Tuesday; saying their “issue-oriented” campaigns brought people together in a “fight for justice” against President Trump.
The Vermont Senator’s office released an official statement after the Bernie-backed candidates defeated a host of centrist and moderate Democrats, saying “we can most effectively oppose Donald Trump‘s extremism with strong progressive leadership.”
“Ben showed that running a progressive, issue-oriented campaign can bring all working people together in the fight for justice,” Sanders said. “That’s what Ben has done in the primary and that is what a united Democratic Party will do in the general election.”
“What the people of Maryland understand is that we can most effectively oppose Donald Trump‘s extremism with strong progressive leadership at the state and local level — and there are few progressives stronger than Ben,” he added.
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