While GOP candidates would do just about anything to become a Koch brothers favorite, socialist and Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders is busy slamming the two billionaires, calling them “corrupted” and “greedy.”
The Vermont Senator spoke to an audience of over 3,000 on Saturday at a rally in South Carolina, saying the Koch brothers and similar “greedy” investors are ruining this country’s democracy by dumping large sums of money into elections and campaigns.
Bernie Sanders, closer than ever to surpassing Hillary Clinton in popularity thanks to his outstanding campaign success and Hillary’s ridiculous email scandal, calls for a country in which elections are publicly financed and Average Joe could seek office without “begging from billionaires.”
The socialist promises that whomever he nominates to the Supreme Court will have to make a pledge to try and overturn the law that allows wealthy corporations and individuals to spend an unlimited amount of money on political campaigns.
“We live in a nation in which a handful of very, very wealthy people have extraordinary power over our economy and our political life and the media,” says Sanders “and many of them are extremely greedy.”
“For the life of me, I will never understand how a family like the Koch brothers, worth $85 billion, apparently think that’s not enough money,” says Sanders, making sure to tell his audience that he refuses any and all support from Super PACs.
Sanders went on to brag about his “people’s campaign,” mentioning that he has earned more than $400,000 in individual contributions averaging about $30 each.
South Carolina is slated to host the first primary in the South. And despite the large audiences he continues to attract, Sanders knows that he’s going to have to gather some serious support from the African-American community in order to become a real threat to Hillary.
Despite multiple attacks from #BlackLivesMatter, Sanders is trying his best to attract black voters. The socialist continually makes an effort to link his agenda to challenges and concerns affecting black communities and has promised to fight “institutional racism” including issues with the criminal justice system.