NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — Senator Bernie Sanders urged grads in New York to take a stand and fight back if they don’t like their current world.READ MORE: Attorney: School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre; Parkland Families React
Sanders (D-VT) said at Brooklyn College’s commencement on Tuesday that doing so is the “only rational choice.”
He said the graduates don’t have “the moral right” to turn their backs on “saving this planet and saving future generations.”
The former Democratic presidential candidate hails from Brooklyn and attended the college for a year.READ MORE: Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack
He called out the Republican leadership in Congress for wanting to cut social programs while giving tax breaks to the wealthiest.
Sanders urged graduates to stand together and not let demagogues divide the country — and to think big.
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