In a joint live stream today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president and he asked his supporters to do the same.
“Today I am asking all Americans … to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy,” Sanders told Biden.
From the New York Times:
In throwing his weight behind his former rival, Mr. Sanders is sending an unmistakable signal that his supporters — who are known for their intense loyalty — should do so as well, at a moment when Mr. Biden still faces deep skepticism from many younger progressives.
The two men appeared via live stream on split screens — each on each other’s live streams — talking to each other. “We need you in the White House,” Mr. Sanders said to Mr. Biden. “And I will do all that I can to make that happen.”
Mr. Biden said: “I’m going to need you. Not just to win the campaign, but to govern.”
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 13, 2020
Good for Bernie!!! It takes class and courage to endorse your opponent after a hard fought election.
Together, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders – and all caring elected officials and Americans – will lead us to victory in the most important election of our lifetimes. 💪💪💪
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 13, 2020
Bernie Sanders, as he endorses Joe Biden: “We have to make Trump a one-term president and we need you in the White House.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 13, 2020
On Sunday, however, the Democratic Socialists of America tweeted in no uncertain terms they will not support Biden. #smh
We are not endorsing @JoeBiden.
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) April 12, 2020