#feelthebern A look at Bernie Sander’s infamous inauguration appearance


Lillian Nero, Opinion Editor

On January 20, people all over the country tuned in to watch the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Madam Vice President Kamala Harris.  

The inauguration was jam packed with performances by Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and a poem reading by 22yearold Amanda Gorman (NY Post). 

Other attendees were political figures such as the Barak and Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.  

As big names and big faces were there, a certain someone happened to steal everyone’s attention. That certain someone being Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders (berniesanders.com) 

Sanders appeared wearing a brownish coat, black slacks, dress shoes, a blue surgical mask, and a pair of hand knit mittens.  

He sat with a blank expression on his face and to the luck of the internet, he went viral.  

Internet users have used Photoshop to edit him into historical paintings, movies, music videos, and just about anything under the sun.  

Although the memes are funny and do provide a wholesome laugh in these tough times, the bigger story is about his mittens.  

According to Chicago news station WGN9, the mittens were made by Jane Ellis, a teacher in Sander’s state Vermont.  

Ellis says that each mitten is made with repurposed wool sweaters and then lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles.  

Since the inauguration, Ellis announced on Twitter (@vtawesomeness) that she is out of stock.  

Sanders’ unintentional comedic presence and adorable mittens will go down as a reminder of the Presidential Inauguration of 2020.