Bernie Sanders speaks at Bakersfield rally

Local News

Click here to watch our Facebook Live coverage

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make an appearance at a get-out-the-vote rally this afternoon in Bakersfield.

The rally is being held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Amphitheater, located in the Park at River Walk in southwest Bakersfield.

The Vermont Senator last made an appearance in Bakersfield in 2016 and canceled a scheduled appearance last October at CSU Bakersfield because of a heart attack he suffered days earlier.

Ahead of the rally, Congressman Kevin McCarthy tweeted about Sanders’ visit.

“Welcome to Bakersfield, Bernie. It’s more than just a campaign stop. It’s home for my family & me, as well as thousands more freedom-loving Americans,” he said. “Hope you learn a thing or two — your brand of socialism would devastate our farmers, military service members, & energy producers.”

17’s Eytan Wallace got a one-on-one interview with Sanders prior to the rally, touching on issues such as oil, immigration, homelessness, and his message for registered Republicans.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More Local News