Sarah Silverman posts video in support of Bernie Sanders

Marcy Oster

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(JTA) — Comedian Sarah Silverman has released a YouTube video in support of Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

“Bernie Sanders is the one for me,” a five-minute monologue backing the Vermont senator, was posted on Monday.

Silverman says in the video that she has been a Hillary Clinton supporter because the idea of a Democratic woman president appeals to her, and that she has viewed Clinton’s receipt of donations from big-money interests as a “necessary evil.”

“I’m not against Hillary,” Silverman said. “I’ve just met someone I have more in common with.”

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Silverman points out that Sanders has managed to run a successful campaign on small donations, calling his effort a “giant f— you to the above-the-law billionaire class.”

She also tries to define Sanders’ brand of socialism.

“He’s a Democrat. He just believes that people who don’t have the same advantages as you and me should be given the same advantages as you and me,” Silverman said.

The video encourages viewers to get out and vote, no matter who they vote for.

In 2008, Sarah Silverman made “The Great Schlep” video in support of Barack Obama to convince her grandparents and other grandparents to vote for then-Illinois senator for president.

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