More than 10,000 turn out for Sanders rally in Northern Virginia

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A crowd of more than 10,000 turned out for a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Springfield, Virginia on Saturday afternoon.

Sanders was introduced by Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. “What they say about our campaign is designed to make us invisible. Our campaign is designed to make everyone visible,” Omar told the crowd

“They will say this is a campaign about Bernie bros. If that’s the case then count me in as a Bernie bro.”

“Thank you Northern Virginia,” Sanders said as he took the stage. “There are a lot of people here.”

Sanders said the President of the United States should not be a pathological liar, running a corrupt administration. “We don’t want a president who has no idea what the constitution is about, who is undermining American democracy, and who thinks he is above the law.”

“Today we say to the President Trump, sorry, this is not an autocracy, this is a democracy and in November, you are going to see what a democracy looks like because we’re gonna throw you out office.”

The event took place just hours after Sanders drew a crowd of more than 13,000 at a rally at Boston Common in Massachusetts.

Recent polling shows Sanders with a lead in Virginia, one of fourteen states to vote on Super Tuesday on March 3.

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