Politics

Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden For President

Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participated in their final Democratic presidential primary debate last month in Washington, D.C.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participated in their final Democratic presidential primary debate last month in Washington, D.C.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president. Sanders made the announcement as he remotely joined Biden on a livestream video Monday.

“Today I’m asking all Americans … to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse,” Sanders said to Biden.

“We’ve got to make Trump a one-term president and we need you in the White House. So I will do all that I can to see that that happens.”

Sanders, who suspended his campaign last week, had long said he’d support whoever won the Democratic nomination, but he did not formally endorse Biden when he dropped out.

The two spoke from their respective homes, and the focus of the conversation was set to be the nation’s coronavirus response.

This story will be updated.

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