Behind the Scenes Photos Destroy Bernie and His Anti-Gun Speech


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to an adoring crowd during his appearance at a pro-gun control rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, The Daily Caller reported.

One month after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students from across the country marched through the streets of Capitol Hill for “National School Walkout Day” to protest gun violence.

“We are really proud of you. You, the young people of this country are leading the nation,” Sanders told the crowd.

“All across this country, people are sick and tired of gun violence, and the time is now for all of us together to stand up.”

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According to The Cut, Sanders received an enthusiastic reaction from the crowd, with “teens swarming him, pulling out their phones for photos, and yelling his name.”

See the footage below:

Sanders also addressed the protesters during a speech on the Senate floor earlier that morning.

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“Thank you to the young people throughout this country who are walking out today and who have the courage to do what the United States Congress is not doing: lead us forward to stop the slaughter that we have seen from coast to coast due to gun violence,” he said.

Despite the warm welcome at the rally itself, many pointed out the inconsistency between Sanders’ calling for gun control, while having at least three armed Capitol Hill police officers at his side during the rally.

See reactions on Twitter below:

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“What you are doing is of national significance,” Sanders told the young people in the crowd. “You’re leading the country in the right direction.”

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Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal.
Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal. She graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has written hundreds of articles on topics like the sanctity of life, free speech and freedom of religion.
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