The second day of the Democratic National Convention was definitely a moving one. The emotional moment when Larry Sanders took the mic to cast his vote for his brother Bernie, he brought everyone in the room to tears.
Larry Sanders has lived in the UK for more than four decades, but he cast his vote to nominate his brother as the party’s presidential nominee as a member of Democrats Abroad.
The words Larry Sanders spoke when nominating his brother were exceptionally moving.
I want to read before this convention the names of our parents, Eli Sanders and Dorothy Glassberg Sanders. They did not have easy lives and they died young. They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments. They loved him. They loved the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision.
It is with enormous pride that I cast my vote for Bernie Sanders.
The whole room was overcome with emotion, and Bernie himself was wiping tears from his eyes after hearing his older brother speak.
Following the vote and nomination, Larry said that “it seemed important to put our parents in the limelight because they deserve it.”
“I think discord is a normal part of the process,” he said of the commotion on the convention floor. He then added that “Bernard is committed to the Democrats winning.”
Larry said that when the votes were all in and Hillary Clinton had secured the nomination he felt “a mix of joy and sadness.” Sadness, obviously because his brother had not won, but also “joy because he has changed America.”
You can watch the emotional moment here:
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