Another Tragedy For Bernie Sanders As Daughter-In-Law Dies At Age 46

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Published on Oct 9, 2019
The Sanders family has suffered another devastating tragedy this week, as Raine’ Riggs, wife of Bernie’s son Levi, passed away suddenly on Tuesday after being diagnosed with cancer not long ago. It has only been a week since Bernie Sanders had a heart attack that required the placement of two heart stents, and this latest tragedy is absolutely heartbreaking. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2019/10/08/sanders-daughter-law-dies-after-cancer-diagnosis/TxVCznjxNCgE3G74Pm0CcP/story.html Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Yesterday. It was announced that Dr. Rein Rigs, the daughter-in-law of democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders had passed away this past Saturday, so just a few days after Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, had two heart stents placed. His daughter-in-law, wife of his son Levi, passed away. Um, she had just been diagnosed with cancer not that long ago, 46 years old. She was a neuro psychologist. She met Levi while the two of them were working at a food bank shelter together. She had three kids and now she's gone and our deepest sympathies and condolences to everyone in the Sanders family. Now here's what we need to talk about with this particular issue. Obviously in the last seven days, Bernie Sanders, his family and his campaign have now suffered two major life altering tragedies, but he is not giving up and that's the important part. That's what we have to take away from this. Yes, setbacks happen. They change your life, they change who you are as a person. The death of Dr. Riggs will forever change the Sanders family from the top down but Bernie is going to continue with what he is doing. He is not going to drop out of the race, nor should he drop out of the race. I do not think his heart condition is a problem and it certainly is not disqualifying. The death of a family member is absolutely tragic. and Bernie is going to be there for his family. They already announced that he's going to scale back on some of his events and his rallies, but his family also supports him just like he supports them and they want this to happen. They see the change that he is inspired in this country and they don't want that to end either. They know that better days are on the horizon. They may seem far off. They may seem like they'll never even get here after tragedies like this, but they will and Bernie Sanders understands that and Bernie Sanders is in this thing to win it and take it all the way and finally create the policies that this country needs to move ourselves forward. Instead of living in the past thinking we can go back to some kind of corporate centrist, uh, uh, LA LA land where everyone gets along, banks get to do whatever they want, big pharmaceutical continue to rip us off, but at the very least, no more craziness from the white house. Those days don't exist. Bernie knows it, his family knows it. Everyone working for his campaign knows it, and they know that in spite of these tragedies, they are going to continue to push ahead and hopefully at the end of all this, see him sworn in as the next president. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews

297 Comments:

L W
L W:
What is missing - most presidents would extend condolences, even to political opponents. Shows how much class this trashy president has.
JT ΩΩ
JT ΩΩ:
My deepest condolences to the Sanders and the Riggs families.
OrionPax09
OrionPax09:
Oh, no...Bernie has already had to shoulder so many burdens in such a short time. And having to outlive his child, even if she wasn't his by blood...that has to be awful. My heart goes out to him.
ss
ss:
Condolences, to the Sanders and Riggs families. Very sad.
Timothy McCaskey
Timothy McCaskey:
Thoughts and prayers to the Riggs and Sanders families. God bless.
Men In Black
Men In Black:
This is the reason why we need universal healthcare.
CyberPrime 935
CyberPrime 935:
46 is a young age for one to die. Bernie's daughter-in-law will be sorely missed. Bernie may be shaken, but the passion never leaves. He's in it to win it.
baby trump
baby trump:
Feel sorry for Bernie.........Lovely,intelligent,honest man....
exact opposite of the 'president'
b mel
b mel:
Measure of a person is not their successes. It is how they deal with adversity. Bernie is a true champion.
Bernie 2020
pancho villa
pancho villa:
I hope he recuperates pretty soon because we need him we got to beat Trump
Jesse Torres
Jesse Torres:
Dang, this is a sad week for Sanders.
Mlpfanboy
Mlpfanboy:
It almost feels like the forces of evil are conspiring against sanders, whether the evil is natural human or supernatural I don’t know or care.
thescopedogable
thescopedogable:
He will keep fighting he knows he has to save America.
BLSoldier
BLSoldier:
May she rest in peace.
Peter Hamby
Peter Hamby:
No family should suffer like how the Sanders family had to go through. I remember 9.5 years ago when my brother died at 22, 6 months after my grandfather died. It debilitated my family and myself. Since then, I've striven to live each life my brother couldn't.
wrightterence680
wrightterence680:
RIP to Raine Riggs
Hopefully Bernie has a speedy recovery
James Hutchins
James Hutchins:
Bernie, sympathies for your family loss.
orsie200
orsie200:
I am so sorry to hear this. Sometimes tragedy hits a family like this. . .one terrible thing happens after another. My family lost 7 members in a decade. We kept going.

I send my heartfelt sympathy to the Sanders family. ❤️
Dixie Ten Broeck
Dixie Ten Broeck:
"There's a gate at the end of life's pathway, Through which every person must pass."
All sympathy to these families - with love and respect.
Shanna Sweger
Shanna Sweger:
We love you Bernie, you are in our prayers.
M D
M D:
Damn - RIP. He is Superman, so he will get right back up. #Bernie2020
Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts:
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." Friedrich Nietzsche My deepest condolences to Bernie and his loved ones.
Darryl Carnell
Darryl Carnell:
Much respect for Mr Sanders, I am grateful he will go on. We will be ready to support him always.
pluviophile h
pluviophile h:
The media wants to cover the tragedies in his life, but not his victories.
G_ Man21
G_ Man21:
Condolences to the Sanders family.
Peter Novosad
Peter Novosad:
I admire Bernie so much - most people would just give up after two such setbacks in such a short timespan - but Bernie shows what real stamina and resilience means. Bernie - AMERICA NEEDS YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER - all the best for you and your entire family! American patriots love you!
5argeTech /\
5argeTech /\:
Oh Bernie! My heart goes out to you!! I lost my older sister... She was my moms second daughter! She was devastated.. God bless and Keep the fight.. I am still in your corner!
Puttentane Same
Puttentane Same:
Hang in there Bernie & Family...America needs your strength, compassion & patriotism. Condolences.
lilli harlow 61
lilli harlow 61:
RIP Raine Riggs. the Sanders family ethics are exactly what this country needs. Bernie wants to make America great again after the trump circus has nearly destroyed us.
henryvolt35
henryvolt35:
Shit, it's a good thing he's spending time with family this week.
Garbo The V.S.
Garbo The V.S.:
My condolences goes out to the Sanders. I've lost my grandparents this year, but they still want me to keep fighting and living, and I'm sure your daughter-in-law wants to continue fighting for the American people. Your our best hope in these dark times, to defeat that orange, narcissistic, dumb-as-a-rock, man-child jackass that stains the WH, along with his deplorable enablers to add.#Bernie2020
YOUNG ELA
YOUNG ELA:
Medicare for all we need that Bernie dont let these corporation win
liberty Ann
liberty Ann:
So sorry to hear about this loss for Bernie and his family. I hope he feels better and his grief will abate.
hrhrae1959
hrhrae1959:
I'm so sorry for his entire family especially his son and kids.
But as they say in my line of work, the show must go on. So, 'break a leg, Bernie'. I'm watching your show.
Brian Garrow
Brian Garrow:
Our hearts our saddened by this news. We are thinking about you and your family ❤️♥️♥️
C Trey
C Trey:
damn bernie the devil trying his best to stop em he must be the chosen 1
RurouniStarchild
RurouniStarchild:
Our deepest condolences to Mr. Future President Sanders. His daughter in law believed in what he stood for... What WE stand for.

America needs you, Bernie. And we're right behind you.
Luis Reyes
Luis Reyes:
My condolences for the passing of Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law.

May he find the strength to continue with his campaign.
Juliet hakop
Juliet hakop:
Why,why always bad things happen to good people like Bernie,my heart aches for Bernie. He is my candidate no matter what,
Love you Bernie 😘😍❤
Mr1stcat
Mr1stcat:
Sending a whole lotta ❤💕 to Bernie and his family
Trevor Newton
Trevor Newton:
You know this lady has a family as well, condolences to them. They lost a family member as well.
Russia Davidson
Russia Davidson:
My Condolences to the Sanders Family! Man he's my President for life Regardless!
#BERNIE2020!
#POLITICALREVOLUTION!
MrBenniem
MrBenniem:
I feel your pain…. and write this with tears in my eyes……  Ben Nail The Netherlands Europe
Lee Alexander
Lee Alexander:
No wonder Bernie and Jane looked so unhappy on the last two occasions I've seen him. It's so hard to lose a family member. I would know. So sorry Levi, Bernie and Jane. My heart breaks for you. This sort of thing is happening all around me including my daughter and it's just tragic.
taylor Merriweather
taylor Merriweather:
I hope that he'll be ok.😢 Rest In peace Dr. Riggs.😔💔🙏
Elizabeth Forsyth
Elizabeth Forsyth:
Absolutely heartbreaking for Bernie, his son and family. 💔😥💔
265petsar
265petsar:
Our thoughts are with Bernie and his family, and his daughter in law's family. He is an amazing man and grows stronger with every test that's put before him.
Jeano Gato
Jeano Gato:
I hope you're right Farron and Bernie's heart surgery and his daughter in law's passing will get him much more support!!
Brett Nine
Brett Nine:
My heart goes out to Bernie, and his family. What a good man he is, to persist despite such trajedy. This is the calibre of person who should be president.
Kayla Pounds
Kayla Pounds:
Even with a health condition and while grieving I'm 100% sure Bernie could run circles around Trump. All of them could. RBG could.