Sanders campaign releases video series hosted by voice actor H. Jon Benjamin
Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign on Wednesday premiered a video series narrated by “Bob’s Burgers” voice actor H. Jon Benjamin highlighting Sanders’s signature “Medicare for All” proposal.
“Bernie Sanders has spent his whole career as a voice for change to help people who need it the most,” Benjamin, also known for his voice work on “Archer,” “Home Movies” and “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist,” said in a statement. “I have spent my whole career as a voice for cartoons. This endorsement was bound to happen.”
Benjamin’s face appears pixelated in the video, with the actor explaining that it’s “better to hear me than see me.”
The video series, “Bernie’s Damn Bill,” comes in three parts, covering “What is it?”, “How did we get here?” and “How do we pay for it?”, according to the Sanders campaign. It is scheduled to stream on Sanders’s Facebook and Twitter accounts at 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
The name is a reference to Sanders’s oft-quoted response to questions about Medicare for All — that he knows what’s in it because he “wrote the damn bill.”
“From Roosevelt’s attempt to create a New Deal national health insurance program, to the Trump administration’s repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate — ‘Bernie’s Damn Bill’ reveals how decades of influence by greedy special interests have led to the present health care crisis,” the announcement states. “It also highlights the four decades-long fight waged by Sanders to implement Medicare for All and explains how his administration will take on corporations and the billionaire class to finally make it happen.”
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