On Monday before a crowd of 27,000 people at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, comedienne Sarah Silverman introduced Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and offered a ringing endorsement of his candidacy.
Silverman touted his “values” and “morals” as redeeming qualities of the Vermont senator.
“You know I feel weird using words like values and morals because those are words that have been co-opted by people who wear them as shrouds to justify terrible things,” she said. “I’d like to take those words back tonight to use them to describe Bernie Sanders because his moral compass and sense of values inspires me.”
Silverman also promoted Sanders’ candidacy because he was on the “right of history” for his work on civil rights in 1960s, gay marriage in the 1980s, opposing the Iraq war and promoting the regulation of Wall Street.
She also took aim at the big money influencing the political process.
“Where other candidates are getting gigantic sums of money from billionaires in exchange for compromising favors, Bernie is not for sale,” she added, as she took a jab at the billionaire Koch brothers.
“He seems to care about what is right, what is best for people and people are what America is made out of, so it is great,” she added. “He says what he means and he means what he says and he is not for sale and you can’t buy him. And I just think that is so neat.”
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