Breakfast with Bernie Sanders includes a side of Republicans
Politics Feb 10, 2020 Irelyne Lavery
Sen. Bernie Sanders held a breakfast event today at the Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester, NH, but it was not only supporters who came for coffee and bagels with the frontrunner in the state’s primary – there were also some registered Republicans.
Brothers Frank and Richard Tortora, 68 and 61 respectively, from Long Island, New York have attended multiple events over the weekend hosted by a number of different Democratic candidates.
“We went to many of the different venues the last couple days to see the candidates, and to hear them talk,” said Frank.
“We’ve seen [Andrew] Yang, [Amy] Klobuchar, [Joe] Biden, and [Pete] Buttigieg,” Richard added.
The brothers were both impressed by Klobuchar, after attending her event yesterday in Manchester.
“I actually told her that as a registered Republican, I could vote for her, if she was the running mate, or if she was the top of the ticket,” Frank said.
Over the past week, a majority of candidates have made it clear that the top priority of their campaign is to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election. But the Tortora’s had something to say about this priority.
“I think that’s short-sighted. I like what Yang has to say. He really dissects what’s really going on and why we have Trump. I think that makes way more sense than just saying, ‘We hate Trump.’ I think it’s too easy. Why don’t you give us some details on why we got to where we are and where we could go from here,” Frank said.
Sanders’ next event will be a GOTV concert rally with The Strokes and Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at Whittemore Center Arena, in Durham, NH at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.