Sanders says he was 'dumb' for ignoring health symptoms

Cheryl Sanders
October 9, 2019

Rainè Riggs was 46.

"We were doing, you know, in some cases five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people", Sanders said about his campaign prior to his heart attack.

TMZ reports that Riggs was diagnosed just two days prior to her death after falling mysteriously ill about three weeks prior.


"Raine, a truly selfless person, was always heavily involved in working with the homeless, especially homeless veterans".

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: The truth is that my main doctor is in Washington D.C., so I've not had a doctor here in Vermont, let alone a cardiologist. Riggs, a neuropsychologist married to Sanders' son Levi, had recently been diagnosed with cancer, according to her obituary. "Her last words were to tell her children how much she loved them and she was so sorry that she got sick". It also revealed that she was holding her mother's hand at the time of her passing and was being told how loved she was. "Going to see him on a regular basis to get some checkups, and obviously, I'll be on-and-off in Vermont and so we're going to meet him today". I do know that we will continue on because we have to.... we promised her we would. "She made sure the summer was filled with little trips and never wasted a day". "It is what she wanted". She also owned Riggs Geriatric Psychology in Windsor, Vt. NBC News announced it would air an "exclusive" interview with Sanders, his first since the heart attack, on Wednesday.


"I don't think I'm going to do that", said Sanders.

"I must confess that I was dumb". Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks we reporters outside his home, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Burlington, Vt.

Sanders said he plans to hold less than four rallies a day - as he was doing in the lead up to his heart attack. And yet I, in the last month of two, just was more tired than I usually have been.


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