Marianne Williamson has endorsed Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate in a surprising performance during his Austin rally on Sunday.
The Texan said to the crowd: ‘It’s time for us to take a stand with Bernie. Now it’s our turn. Sanders then thanked Williamson for her support as he entered the stage.
She later posted a message of her support for the Democratic front runner and wrote, “I feel honored to be able to subscribe him.”
Spiritual guru Williamson had a googled led run for the White House, but never became a serious contender. She lost the 2020 presidential race last month.
She came from the self-help world, where she penned bestsellers, including “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles or A Course in Miracles,” of which Oprah Winfrey was a big fan.
During the campaign process and at the debate stage, she talked about big ideas, such as paying repairs for slavery, creating a peace department, and completely eliminating political donations from companies.
Marianne Williamson endorses Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders during a campaign event on Sunday in Austin, Texas
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders waves to his supporters in Austin
Williamson wrote on Twitter on Sunday: “What happened in Nevada on Saturday was extraordinary and Bernie’s energy is undeniable.
“A 40-year trend of capitalism without conscience – business elites and their messengers in the government – has caused the inevitable setback in the form of a political revolution.
“That revolution is one that Bernie Sanders is now leading, and I want to do everything to promote its success. I am honored to be able to subscribe him. ”
She had previously said to the crowd: “He won Iowa. He won New Hampshire. He won Nevada. Bernie Sanders has been taking a stand for a long time.
“We are here and we are with Bernie.”
Self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Sanders won a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, reinforcing his front-runner status in the race to choose the Democratic nominee who will face President Donald Trump in the November election.
The 78-year-old senator from Vermont led with about 46 percent, followed by former vice president Joe Biden with 19 percent.
Williamson later posted a message about her support for the Democratic front runner
The former presidential candidate said to the crowd: “It’s time for us to take a stand with Bernie. Now it’s our turn. Sanders then thanked Williamson for her support as he entered the stage
Sanders celebrated the victory in Texas, a top Super Tuesday prize and a state that Democrats see trending their way thanks to a growing Spanish population and opposition to Trump in the suburbs.
Sounds like a candidate who had already won the nomination, Sanders told thousands of cheering supporters who filled a basketball arena on the University of Houston campus that he would win in the state both next month and next fall.
“If working people and young people from this city, black and white and Latino, gay or straight, if our people come together to vote, we’re going to win here in Texas,” he said.
Sanders announced a plan to provide universal, government-funded childcare up to the age of three and then universal kindergarten programs. In a 60-minute interview broadcast on Sunday evening, he said he would pay for it with part of the proceeds from his previously announced wealth tax, which would be levied annually on fortunes worth more than $ 32 million.
Sander’s command over Nevada’s victory in caucus made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of fear of settlement. Democrats were concerned that the appointment of a recognized democratic socialist could cost the party in November.
The victory strengthened Sanders’ lead as the race turned to Saturday’s presidential primary in South Carolina.
The Vermont senator was deposed in the state by more than 40 percentage points in 2016, but he hopes his success in various Nevada will prove to black voters in South Carolina that his campaign has a broad appeal.
Marianne Williamson, far left, is depicted on the stage with Sanders, center left, during the 2019 debate
Every momentum that Sanders wins in South Carolina can be devastating to former vice president Joe Biden, who is looking for the state for an impressive victory that can keep his candidacy alive through Super Tuesday.
The March 3 competitions will take place in 14 states and will award one third of the delegates required for the Democratic nomination.
With time too short, moderate Democrats became increasingly nervous on Sunday that Sanders’ call for a political “revolution” would drive voters off the party, both in the matchup against President Donald Trump and in House and Senate races.
“I think it would be a heavy burden for us in these states or convention districts that we should do well in,” said South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the majority of members of the House and the black top democrat in Congress, said ABC’s Sunday “This week.”
Democrats will debate on Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina.