Sen. Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally at U of M

Updated: November 03, 2019 10:11 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders filled the lower level of Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota with thousands of his supporters Sunday night.

Sanders reiterated his pledge to end college debt and also told young voters he would make college education free if he is elected as President.


"We need to end this cycle of crippling debt for college students who've graduated with huge student loans," Sanders said.  "And we must make college education affordable for everyone, and it should be free."

Sanders also said he still firmly believes in a single-payer health care system and that the idea of "Medicare for All" is attainable and is a "moral imperative."

"We are all in this together and we must all be prepared to fight for everyone who is struggling," Sanders said.  "We must be willing to fight for the 50% of American families who live paycheck to paycheck."

The Minnesota Republican Party issued a statement in response to the rally:

“Tonight, Bernie Sanders is set to appear with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the great state of Minnesota as they attempt to spread their radical proposals for the future of our country. While it is clear that Omar, Sanders and the squad have taken over the Democrat Party, Minnesotans deserve their elected officials to stand up against these dangerous policies. Their extreme, socialist agenda will bankrupt America, all at the expense of middle-class families.  It is time for Representatives Angie Craig, Dean Phillips and Collin Peterson to disavow Sanders’ radical agenda.”

Watch the full rally below.

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