After a landslide victory in the Nevada caucuses, more than 5,000 people have flocked to the Fertitta Center at the University of Houston for Sanders’ campaign rally on Sunday.
Sanders was introduced by actor and activist Kendrick Sampson. “The oppressors are not afraid of any other campaign more than this one, because we’re bringing the fight to their doorsteps,” he told the energized crowd.
“This is an extraordinary turnout,” Sanders said to rapturous applause as he took the stage.
“Together, we will defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country. We have won the popular vote in Iowa, we won the New Hampshire primary, we won the Nevada caucus, and don’t tell anybody, because these folks get very agitated and nervous, we are going to win here in Texas.”
“And in November, we are going to defeat Trump here in Texas,” Sanders said.
“The American people are sick and tired of a corrupt administration that is undermining American democracy. They are sick and tired of a government based on greed and lies.”
“It is time for an administration based on racial, social, economic and environmental justice.”
Sanders will travel to Austin later Sunday for a 5pm rally at Vic Mathias Shores.
A University of Texas poll released last week shows the Vermont Senator surging to first place in the Lone Star State. Texas votes on Super Tuesday on March 3.