Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Joe Biden to be our next president almost a week after ending his presidential campaign.
Bernie joined Joe on his live stream and officially endorsed him as he spoke about the changes that need to happen within the U.S.
Bernie said, “Today, I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every Independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse — to make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe — and I’m speaking just for myself now — is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”
Bernie has now become the 15th former candidate to endorse Biden. Other former opponents of Joe that have endorsed his candidacy after dropping out of the race include, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, along with others.
Following Bernie’s announcement, Joe said, “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.”
While on the live stream, Bernie and Joe also announced that they will be teaming up to create six working groups that will focus on education, criminal justice, climate change, immigration, the economy, and health care policy during the upcoming presidential race.
As we previously reported, last week, Bernie officially dropped out of the presidential race and said to his supporters, “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 toward victory is virtually impossible.
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 nomination will not be successful. And so today I am announcing the suspension of my campaign.”