Progressive activist Zephyr Teachout endorses Bernie Sanders
Zephyr Teachout, a progressive activist and Fordham Law School professor, endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) on Friday, saying he is committed to “getting billionaires and corporations out of the way of democracy.”
“Bernie Sanders has built an extraordinary multi-class, multi-race movement grounded in community and compassion,” Teachout said in a statement to The Hill. “He’s showing us that together, we can beat back the corruption of billionaires, beat the reckless profiteering of corporations, and beat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.”
Teachout, who has run unsuccessfully for a House seat and to be New York’s attorney general, supported Sanders in the 2016 presidential race as well.
That same year, Sanders backed Teachout in her House bid. Two years later he endorsed her in the attorney general’s race, which she eventually lost to Letitia James.
“Sanders is totally committed to changing the way we fund campaigns, getting billionaires and corporations out of the way of democracy,” Teachout tweeted Friday.
HuffPost first reported Teachout’s endorsement of Sanders.
Teachout is the latest progressive leader to throw her support behind Sanders over rival Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.).
Click Here: los jaguares argentina
Three members of “the squad” — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAttorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury How language is bringing down Donald Trump Highest-circulation Kentucky newspaper endorses Charles Booker in Senate race MORE (N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHow language is bringing down Donald Trump Biden, Democrats seek to shut down calls to defund police McEnany, Ocasio-Cortez tangle over ‘Biden adviser’ label MORE (Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHow language is bringing down Donald Trump Defunding the police: Put it to a vote McEnany, Ocasio-Cortez tangle over ‘Biden adviser’ label MORE (Mich.) — backed Sanders earlier this year. Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyHow language is bringing down Donald Trump Over 1,400 pro athletes, coaches call on Congress to back bill ending qualified immunity Biden’s right, we need policing reform now – the House should quickly take up his call to action MORE (D-Mass.) is supporting Warren.
National polls consistently show Sanders in second place among Democratic presidential candidates, according to a RealClearPolitics average. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE leads the crowded field of White House hopefuls.