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You Want to Watch Larry Sanders Cast a DNC Ballot for His Brother Bernie. Trust Us.

Tuesday’s roll call vote featured what is sure to go down as one of the sweetest and most emotional moments of the Democratic National Convention.

Speaking for Democrats Abroad, Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry Sanders cast his vote for his brother and gave a speech about their parents. Both men were trying to hold back tears and not necessarily succeeding. If you watch the video above, you may have the same struggle.

Here’s what Larry said: “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 my vote for Bernie Sanders.”

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