By Cindy Hadish
CEDAR RAPIDS – An adoring crowd greeted Sen. Bernie Sanders back to Cedar Rapids, during a “Repeal the TrumpTax” tour of the Midwest.
Sounding much like his presidential campaign rallies of 2016, Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke to hundreds of supporters Friday, Feb. 23, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
“Now is not the time for despair,” Sanders said, sounding his call for a political revolution.
While touching on gun control and other issues, the main theme of the evening was calling for a repeal of the tax legislation that Sanders and other speakers said gives massive tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations at the expense of working class families.
Sanders warned that Republicans will go after Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security next to make up for the tax breaks to the “top 1 percent.”
He plans similar rallies in Wisconsin and Michigan this weekend.
See images of Bernie Sanders during a previous visit to Cedar Rapids and more photos from tonight’s event, below: