U.S. Senator from Vermont and candidate for President of the United States.
We’re postponing tonight’s livestream in order to keep the attention on the killing of George Floyd and the need for this country to end police violence.
Trump just had peaceful demonstrators viciously attacked. No, Mr. President. This is not a dictatorship. This is the United States of America. Our citizens have a constitutional right to peacefully protest. It's called the First Amendment.
George Floyd’s murder is not only an outrage. It is the latest manifestation of a system that callously devalues the lives of Black people. Our struggle is and always has been about justice—not justice on paper, but real justice in the real lives of real people.
Those in power who want us to focus on looting and property damage instead of the thousands peacefully protesting are trying to distract us from the terrible violence that engulfs the lives of working people every day. As Coretta Scott King reminded us, violence takes many forms.
Donald Trump believes climate change is a hoax. Donald Trump is an idiot.
Young people: this is your election. You have the chance to transform this country. Vote!