Bernie Sanders and Keith Ellison are coming to Texas

Justin Greene
April 20, 2017

Hillary Clinton won the Texas Democratic primary with 65 percent of the vote, and Trump won the state with 52 percent, but Sanders remains a popular figure here with progressives, many who maintain that "Bernie would've won" over two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in USA history.

The chair of the Democratic National Committee said that Republican leaders are fighting against the interests of Kentuckians by trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The two are traveling across the country in what they're calling the "Come Together and Fight Back Tour" in an effort to mobilize the party's grassroots.

The former presidential candidate's speech included marching orders for his progressive followers.

Sen. Sanders also mentioned in this interview a need to build Democratic parties at the grassroots level.

"Health care is absolutely a right in this country, or should be", Perez said. The 10-day tour will take them from Portland, Maine, to Florida and to Arizona, Montana and Nevada.

Perez said that Democrats need to stress economic and healthcare issues to win back rural voters who supported Donald Trump and other Republicans in recent years.

Perez's predecessor, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, resigned after Sanders' campaign pounced on leaked emails that they said showed party officials had favored Clinton during the primaries.

"We are the majority", he said Monday in Portland, Maine, the first rally in a national tour. "We're seeing a lot more people in general getting involved in the political process and I think that is a good thing". "Democrats all-too-frequently were not speaking to everyone everywhere; that's what we're doing this week", he said.

In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, the Vermont independent said the key to ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to forgo unilateral action and instead convince Russian Federation and Iran to withdraw their support for the dictator at the heart of the more than six-year-long war.

Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the USA earlier this month and spoke by phone with him last week to discuss North Korea's progress in missile development and another potential nuclear test.

"We have got to start paying attention to the needs back home", Sanders said.

Sanders barely campaigned in Texas during his presidential run, where he finished a distant second to Clinton with 33.2 percent of the vote.

"Republicans picked up on something, whether it was racism or smalltown America not feeling respected or understood", said Moore, a mother and occupational therapist. "That offended people when they went to vote".

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