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Bernie Sanders in Bethlehem Monday night for nationally televised town hall

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to Bethlehem.

Sanders will be in Bethlehem Monday night for a nationally televised town hall. It is just the latest stop for the Vermont Senator who campaigned through five battleground states this weekend.

Sanders will be taking questions from the audience in the town hall moderated by FOX News.

500 people are expected to be inside, and a couple key topics will likely be addressed, including Sanders' Medicare for All healthcare plan.

Sanders was in Luzerne County Monday afternoon talking about the plan.

"Tens of thousands Americans who are dying unnecessarily, because they don't get the medical care they need when they need it," Sanders said.

"In a Democratic wealthy, civilized country, every man, woman and child in this country is entitled to healthcare."

Recent polls show Sanders leading the pack of declared candidates, and he's been reminding voters that the things he campaigned on in 2016 that seemed extreme at the time like Medicare for All are now a part of the Democratic mainstream.

Sanders has vowed to release his last 10 years of tax returns by Monday. Sanders did not reveal them in 2016.

It was recently revealed that Sanders, who regularly rails against the influence of millionaires and billionaires in politics, is himself a millionaire.

"Bernie Sanders' socialist policies including eliminating private insurance, raising taxes and the Green New Deal are completely out of touch with Pennsylvanians and will be rejected by Pennsylvania voters," RNC spokesperson Christiana Purves said.

The town hall is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WFMZ's Josh Rultenberg will have the very latest on 69 News at 10.


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