Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took to the streets of Las Vegas with supporters on Saturday (February 15) to march in support of immigrants.
Sanders was campaigning just a week before the Nevada caucuses.
Sanders, who bills himself as a champion of organized labor, has found himself in an escalating feud with Nevada’s Culinary Workers Union.
Tensions have been simmering for months between the powerful 60,000-member union and the 77-year-old U.S. senator, who comes to Nevada after a strong showing in Iowa and victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
The union, which criticized Sanders’ universal healthcare plan in a flyer to its members last week, said on Wednesday his supporters responded by “viciously” attacking the organization via Twitter, text, voicemails and direct messaging.
Sanders’ campaign responded with a statement defending his plan as guaranteeing comprehensive care.
(Production: Kristin Neubauer)