Bernie Sanders’ brother gives emotional tribute to family during DNC roll call

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – While many Bernie Sanders supporters were disappointed in the outcome of Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention, there was one touching moment that caused many people to pause.

As representatives from the states read off their votes for the nominee, Sanders had an extra supporter in the crowd.

Larry Sanders, Bernie’s brother, was able to speak on behalf of Democrats Abroad.

“I want to read, before this convention, the names of our parents, Eli Sanders and Dorothy Glassberg Sanders. They did not have easy lives and they died young. They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments. They loved him… They loved the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision. It is with enormous pride that I cast five votes for Bernie Sanders,” Larry Sanders said.

The crowd erupted into cheers and Bernie Sanders could be seen tearing up in response to his brother’s speech.

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was officially named the Democratic nominee for president.

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