Killer Mike gave a moving speech Monday in Atlanta endorsing 2016 presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (I., VT).
“In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” the Run the Jewels rapper said to a large crowd during his five-minute introduction.
“I believe it because he, unlike any other candidate, said ‘I want to restore the Voting Rights Act,'” the rapper said. “He, unlike any other candidate, said ‘I wish to end this illegal war on drugs that disproportionately targets minorities and poor.’ Unlike any other candidate in my life, he says that education should be free for every citizen of this country.”
The hip hop artist not only introduced Sanders at the rally, he took the presidential candidate to lunch at on of Atlanta’s soul food eateries, Busy Bee.
I appreciate Sen. Bernie Sanders for Coming in #TheSWAGShop on Edgewood ave and talking with me for an hr about the course this country is taking. Thank U Sen. Sanders! #SpecialThanksToMattAndNoniesToo #ThankUSenSandersStaff #ThankUSWAG Shop Staff. Thank All who #FeelTheBurn #APoliticalRevoltionIsComing #HeThrowUp #RTJ #CoolOldMan #RespectHim
The other half of Run the Jewels, rapper El-P, tweeted his support for Sanders as well.