To The Point: U.S. Sens. Sanders, Peters


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Once again, it was a busy week in presidential politics in Michigan as big names were in the state to campaign for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Former President Bill Clinton was in the state stumping for his wife on Monday, and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Grand Rapids on Thursday for a campaign event. He told 24 Hour News 8 Political Reporter Rick Albin why the former secretary of state should get the support of people who once backed him.

“I would ask young people and all voters to take a hard look at the agenda that Secretary Clinton is bringing forth,” said the senator from Vermont. “She is talking about a proposal that I worked with her on to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, which would be of huge help to thousands and thousands of families in Michigan. Raising the minimum wage to a living wage. Pay equity for women. The understanding that climate change is real and we have to protect the planet for our children and our grandchildren. I think if you look at her record and you compare it to Donald Trump’s, I think the evidence is overwhelming that her record if far superior for working families than Mr. Trump’s.”

Also above on this Oct. 9, 2016 episode of “To The Point,” hear from Michigan’s junior U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township.