Sanders: I am very proud to be Jewish
Bernie Sanders has faced criticism for playing down his Judaism, but gave an unequivocal response when asked about his faith in Sunday's debate:
"I am very proud to be Jewish and being Jewish so much of what I am. Look, my father's family was wiped out by Hitler in the Holocaust. I know about what crazy, radical and extremist politics mean. I learned that lesson as a tiny child when my mother would take me shopping and we would saw people working in stores with number so on their arms because they were in Hitler's concentration camps. I am very proud of being Jewish, it is an essential part of who I am as a human being."
Sanders was also asked if God is relevant, to which he responds "Yes."
"Do unto others what you want done unto you," is the key to all religions, from Christianity to Islam, Sanders says, citing the moral need to address issues like the water crisis in Flint or the dire state of veterans.