By Evie Fordham
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will have stumped for two Democratic candidates with arrest records by the end of this week — Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce and Arizona gubernatorial candidate David Garcia.
Bryce has been arrested a total of nine times for reasons including property damage, driving with a suspended license and marijuana possession. The 53-year-old was arrested in 1998 for drunk driving and pleaded guilty, reported CNN.
Sanders stumped for Bryce in Milwaukee Monday, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“When you’re in the middle of a campaign, obviously the Republican opposition research people go to work,” Sanders said in a statement prior to Monday’s event. “I think people are far more concerned about Randy’s views on how we can create living wages and provide health care for all people and improve education in this country [than] they are about what may have happened 20 years ago.”
Bryce was also delinquent on his child support payments for two-and-a-half months in 2015 and did not pay his ex-wife what he owed her until after launching his congressional bid, reported CNN.
Bryce was most recently arrested in 2018 for participating in a protest. He is competing with Republican Bryan Steil for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s old seat in a race that RealClear Politics rates as “Leans GOP.”
Arizona candidate Garcia was arrested for not having proof of insurance or motorcycle license in 1990, and he was also placed under arrest for disorderly conduct in 1993. The disorderly conduct stems from an incident in which a police officer asked Garcia to quiet down a party and he did not comply.
“All they could find was that twenty-five years ago, while in college, David had a house party that got too loud,” Garcia spokesperson Sarah Elliott told The Daily Caller in July. “David was apologetic and respectful. He was never handcuffed, placed in a police vehicle, detained, or even taken away from the house — he [was] simply issued a citation as a college student because the music was too loud and he paid the fine.”
Sanders will stump for Garcia Tuesday, reported The Arizona Daily Star.
“I am proud to support David Garcia for Governor of Arizona,” Sanders said in a statement. “As a first-generation college graduate, who went to school on the G.I. Bill, David knows what it means to have access to an affordable education. The Arizona Constitution says college should be ‘as nearly free as possible’ and David has a plan to make that a reality.”
Garcia is now an associate professor at Arizona State University and trails Republican incumbent Doug Ducey by nearly 16 points.
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5 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders stumps for two candidates with arrest records in one week”
I find it truly amazing that good old Bernie, dismissing the two candidates he’s stumping his rhetoric for events that happened 20 and 25 years ago but was castrating Judge Kavanaugh for something that supposedly happened 37 years ago with no proof. He is the ultimate big mouth hypocrite.
Where was it written that birds of a feather stick together???
Hypocrite. He certainly did not have that attitude with Justice Kavanaugh
Bernie ” Soapbox ” Sanders like the title says he will be on the stump for anyone criminal
or not as long as he gets on his soapbox and can spew his socialist rhetoric……Idiot !!
Bernie, I think Venezuela can use your help, maybe you could be President there ??
Wake Up Vermont
“Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will have stumped for two Democratic candidates with arrest records by the end of this week”
Of course as the Burnmeister has no principals other than his beloved Marxism,one really can’t expect him to do what he was elected to do,represent Vermonters.
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