Sanders schedules stop at Liberty University
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Amanda Gorman captures national interest after inauguration performance Woman who made Sanders's mittens says she's sold out MORE (I-Vt.) plans on addressing students at the evangelical Liberty University next month.

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate plans to visit the Lynchburg, Va., campus on Sept. 14 for the school’s fall convocation, according to Liberty’s website. 


Its website touts the event — held three a times a week at its Vines Center — as “North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students.” Lynchburg's News & Advance said the events frequently draw more than 12,000 people.

The speeches are also mandatory for residential, undergraduate students at Liberty.

Sanders’s appearance would provide him with a younger, more conservative audience than he typically attracts, as he is considered the most liberal candidate in the 2016 race.

And he isn’t the only White House hopeful making a trip to Liberty. GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson is also scheduled for his own convocation address there on Nov. 11, the school’s website said.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack Poll: Majority of voters support bipartisan commission to probe potential irregularities in the 2020 election MORE (R-Texas) has already made an appearance at Liberty, as he used the school’s arena to launch his bid for the White House in March

Other prominent conservatives will be making a stop at Liberty University’s campus in the weeks ahead.

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrust between lawmakers reaches all-time low after Capitol riots Why Trump could face criminal charges for inciting violence and insurrection Democrats to levy fines on maskless lawmakers on House floor MORE (R-Texas), Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and “Duck Dynasty” stars Korie and Sadie Robinson are also booked for upcoming appearances, according to the college’s website.