The Vermont Senator revealed his apparent admiration for the two acts yesterday (March 12) as he appeared via video conference at a Senate committee meeting which was held to hear testimonies from members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
Eagle-eyed viewers spotted two interesting wall hangings that were on display in the background while Sanders made this remote engagement: a bass drum head from Prince’s backing band the New Power Generation and a framed Red Hot Chili Peppers tour poster.
Bernie Sanders showing true leadership by questioning Fauci with New Power Generation and Red Hot Chili Peppers memorabilia behind him. pic.twitter.com/u0NLlQoqh8
— Josh Orton (@joshorton) May 12, 2020
Sanders has recruited both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the New Power Generation to perform at his campaign rallies in the past, with the latter performing at a Sanders event back in November.
The Chilis performed at a Sanders fundraiser event back in February 2016, which was held to raise money for the Senator’s ultimately unsuccessful bid to become the 2016 Democratic nominee for US President.
His decision to suspend his campaign and drop out of the race last month was met with disappointment, but also support and well-wishes from his high-profile supporters.