Seth MacFarlane endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' run for president in front of an electric crowd in Hollywood Wednesday.
"Family Guy" creator MacFarlane and supporters attended the $25-a-ticket political rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Sanders at the Avalon night club. With cheering rocking the club, MacFarlane let hundreds of Sanders' supporters know why he thought the Senator won the first Democratic presidential debate.
MacFarlane said that for him, Sanders was the only candidate to correctly answer what the United States' greatest threat to national security is. He said that climate change is a non-negotiable issue and claim that is supported by "like every scientist in the world."
"Of all of our biggest challenges, from social inequality, to healthcare, this is the one that must go immediately to the front of the line," he said. "He's the only candidate, on either side who truly seems to grasp the magnitude of the catastrophe."
A video with MacFarlane's endorsement on Sanders' Facebook page has recieved over 500,000 views.
MacFarlane jokingly said he did not want to have to "fight the nice people" at the rally with a sword made from a rusted selfie stick to get water in five years.
In his introduction, MacFarlane said the senator had "removed my trepidation from saying aloud that capitalism and Democratic socialism, that not-so-scary word, can and should co-exist."
MacFarlane also said that things have swung so far in one direction in terms of income between the top 1 percent and 99 percent of the U.S.'s population, that "Just a little bit of democratic socialism maybe is not the worst idea."
Continuing to be critical of wealth disparity in the United States, Sanders followed up on MacFarlane's introduction. He said that $25 at a time, that's how his campaign raises money.
Boasting that his campaign is not supported by a super political action committee (PAC), Sanders continued his campaign long message that he is funded by people, small increments at a time.
"This is not a meeting around some rich person's dining or living room," he said. "This is a people's meeting."