Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden And Calls On Supporters To Join Him
Updated April 13, 2020: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. The announcement comes one week after Sen. Sanders suspended his own campaign for the nomination, drawing disappointment from his loyal supporters.
Sen. Bernie Sanders joined Vice President Joe Biden on a livestream to officially endorse his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Independent and Progressive senator called on his own supporters to join him on fighting for Vice President Biden to take back the White House for the Democratic Party.
“We need you in the White House. I will do all that I can to see that that happens, Joe,” Sen. Sanders told Vice President Biden during the live stream.
Vice President responded to Sen. Sanders’s endorsement saying: “I think that your endorsement means a great deal. It means a great deal to me. I think people are going to be surprised that we are apart on some issues but we’re awfully close on a whole bunch of others. I’m going to need you — not just to win the campaign, but to govern.”
Original Story: After a long and valiant fight for Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has dropped out. Sen. Sanders led an energized campaign among young voters offering a future of closing economic inequality, Medicare for all, and affordable college for anyone who wants it. His ideas have forever changed the Democratic party and are pushing the platform to be one of the most progressive platforms in history.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has officially ended his campaign to be the Democratic presidential nominee.
“I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth and that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden and the path towards victory is nearly impossible,” Sen. Sanders told his supporters in a video. “So while we are winning the ideological battle, and while we are winning the support of so many young people and working people throughout the country, I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic presidential nomination will not be successful. So, today, I’m announcing the suspension of my campaign.”
Sen. Sanders is calling on his supporters to join the larger fight for Democratic causes.
Now that Sen. Sanders has left the presidential race, Biden is the presumptive nominee. The former vice president has been leading in delegates since Super Tuesday with African-American voters showing up in large numbers to support Biden.
Sen. Sanders supporters are saddened by the news that their favorite abuelo will no longer be in the race.
Sen. Sanders tapped into emotions that have long bubbled under the political landscape. People want change and they want the kind of change that is going to positively impact their life. This means making healthcare, education, and social support more accessible. For millions of voters, Sen. Sanders was the candidate to make that happen.
His supporters felt seen by Sen. Sanders.
Sen. Sanders undoubtedly ran a campaign that spoke to the people who felt forgotten by politicians. Young voters, especially young Latino voters, flocked to Sen. Sanders because of his message of fighting for everyone to give America the best of what the people deserve.
Democratic candidates who have already left the race shared messages of support and appreciation for Sen. Sanders.
Beto O’Rourke was one of the many Democratic candidates fighting to become the Democratic presidential nominee. Recently, O’Rourke joined a handful of Democratic politicians who threw their support behind Biden after Super Tuesday and it seemed he would be the nominee.
Despite the politics and the global pandemic, people are grateful for Sen. Sanders and his fight for the common people.
Thank you, indeed Sen. Sanders has stayed true to his beliefs for decades and has bee able to energize a voting bloc that is often left out due to a lack of participation. Now, young voters are able to understand the importance of their input in politics.