During a virtual event on Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that he is endorsing former rival, Joe Biden.
“We’ve got to make Trump a one-term president, and we need you in the White House. I will do all that I can to see [that] happens,” Sanders told Biden during the live event.
“Today, I’m asking all Americans– I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every Independent and 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 … is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country,” Bernie Sanders said.
Sanders’ endorsement comes less than a week after he suspended his own presidential campaign.
Biden thanked Sanders for his endorsement during the live stream, saying it’s “a big deal”, adding: “I think that your endorsement means a great deal, it means a great deal to me. I think people are gonna be surprised that we are a part on some issues, but awfully close on a whole bunch of others. … I’m gonna need you, not just to win the campaign, but to govern.”
Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, issued a statement Monday, following Bernie Sanders’ endorsement for the former vice president, saying: “Nobody is running through a brick wall for Joe Biden.” Continued Below
“This is further proof that even though Bernie Sanders won’t be on the ballot in November, his issues will be. Biden had to adopt most of Bernie’s agenda to be successful in the Democrat primaries,” Parscale pointed out.
“One thing that is missing is enthusiasm, however, as almost no one is excited about a Biden candidacy. And while Biden is the Democrat establishment’s candidate, President Trump remains the disruptor candidate who has brought change to Washington,” he continued.
“President Trump’s supporters will run through a brick wall to vote for him. Nobody is running through a brick wall for Joe Biden,” Parscale expressed. Video Below
Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden:
#BREAKING: Sen. Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden: "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." pic.twitter.com/Ty1r9ligJx
— The Hill (@thehill) April 13, 2020
Brad Parscale’s official statement:
“This is further proof that even though Bernie Sanders won’t be on the ballot in November, his issues will be. Biden had to adopt most of Bernie’s agenda to be successful in the Democrat primaries.”
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) April 13, 2020
Biden later tweeted after Sanders’ endorsement:
To Bernie’s supporters: I see you, I hear you, and I understand the urgency of what it is we have to get done in this country.
I hope you will join us. You are more than welcome on this campaign. You’re needed. https://t.co/vJXlroCdDd
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 13, 2020