Bernie Sanders' Mittens Capture Internet's Attention | KFI AM 640

Friday, 22 Jan, 2021

At President Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday, longtime Vermont Sen. "Then there was Bernie, wearing my mittens". Sanders replied he can't answer that claiming it was "top secret". Mere minutes after Biden was officially sworn in as President, a Twitter user had already created a transparent PNG of the image to allow others to easily photoshop Bernie into whatever scene they wanted. 'And we're not so concerned about good fashion. "And I'm totally honored that he wore them today", Eliis told nbcboston.com in an interview.

Jokes aside, the adorable pair of knitted mittens hold a special meaning. Ellis made mittens for her teacher friends one Christmas, Seven Days reported - and for Sanders.

"I am completely humbled by the huge support for Bernie and the mittens I made for him", she tweeted last January.

"They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles", Cramer said in her tweet.

Yesterday was a historic day for women. "The fact that he's still wearing them is delightful and flattering", Ellis said. Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the USA and Harris became the first woman vice president. Before she took to the stage for her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner", she called for peace on Twitter amid a time of transition for the country.

"Feeling the BERN not the BURN #ovenmittens", the account's bio reads.

A photograph of Sanders handing Cutler the mittens went viral.

Bernie looking at home on the range.

The politician became the talk of the town when a picture of him sitting alone made rounds on social media.