Bernie Sanders has what it takes to win, says big brother Larry
search

Bernie Sanders has what it takes to win, says big brother Larry

Sibling of Democratic candidate says he’s confident of an easy victory over ‘obnoxious’ Trump, but first Hillary has to be defeated

Lee Gancman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Larry Sanders, the brother of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, talks to British TV about his sibling on August 31, 2015. (screen capture: YouTube)
Larry Sanders, the brother of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, talks to British TV about his sibling on August 31, 2015. (screen capture: YouTube)

Bernie Sanders has what it takes to go all the way in the upcoming US presidential elections, the Democratic candidate’s brother said in an interview to the British media on Sunday.

All he needs to do first is beat fellow Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.

“Getting the Democratic nomination is the hardest part, as he’s up against all her support and money,” Larry Sanders told the Sunday People, a British weekly newspaper. “But he could beat Trump and the other Republicans easily.”

So far, however, things are looking good for Bernie Sanders, a 74-year-old self-described democratic socialist, who finished off well ahead of rival Hillary Clinton in last week’s New Hampshire primary.

His brother is an 81-year-old retired social worker who has lived in Britain since 1969. He is the UK Green Party’s new health spokesman and has also represented them in the past on local councils.

Speaking about his brother’s chances against Republican front-runner Donald Trump, Larry said: “Bernard has said he would love to run against him… he is the most obnoxious Republican of the lot.”

Across the Atlantic in England, Larry Sanders said that he is doing all he can to help his brother’s campaign, in particular through the “Democrats Abroad” campaign, which seeks to get expats to vote.

CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks on stage after declaring victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Primary on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders was projected the winner shortly after the polls closed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP
Senator Bernie Sanders after declaring victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary in Concord, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

 

Sanders’s win in New Hampshire last week marked the first victory by a Jew in a US presidential primary.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report

read more:
comments