- The former Democratic President seemed to support Sanders
- Like Sanders, Carter has long railed against the influence of money in politics
The two spoke together Monday evening at a Carter Center discussion about politics, human rights and working towards global peace.
Speaking in a familiar refrain, Sanders bemoaned the United States’ relatively low voter turnout rates and said it was a boon for conservative politicians.
“Can y’all see why I voted for him?” Carter said as Sanders concluded.
Carter’s comments, which received light laughter at the event, were apparently the first time he revealed his 2016 Democratic primary choice in public.
The two spoke at length about their worries about the current direction of the country and human rights across the globe, seeming in agreement on a range of major issues.
“Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery,” Carter said.