Bernie Sanders gets dramatic endorsement from Eric Garner's daughter

Matt Donnelly
Eric Garner's Family Split Over Sanders and Clinton
Eric Garner's Family Split Over Sanders and Clinton



Bernie Sanders got a significant endorsement this week that signifies support from a young activist sect of the African American community.

While the early Sanders campaign was fraught with awkward run-ins between the Senator from Vermont and and black political groups, the daughter of a major symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement has just come out in support of him.

Erica Garner, daughter of the late Eric Garner who died from a chokehold inflicted by Staten Island police in 2014, stars in a dramatic clip calling Sanders a "protestor."

Click through images from a recent meeting between Bernie Sanders and Al Sharpton:

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The video, released late Thursday, carries an emotional score Sanders reflect on her struggles since losing her dad and raising her own family in the meantime.

"No one gets to see their parents' last moments, and I was able to see my dad die on national TV," Erica said of footage of her father's death in the documentary-style clip.

Watch the clip below:



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