I wasn’t actually expecting this until Joe Biden had actually gained the nomination at the convention: Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president
Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Monday during a live streamed conversation between the two men, telling Biden “we need you in the White House.”
“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,” Sanders said.
Biden called the endorsement a “big deal,” including to him personally.
“If I am the nominee, which it looks like now you just made me, I am going to need you, not just to win the campaign, but to govern,” Biden said.
Sanders said that his staff had been working with Biden’s team to come up with a number of “task forces” to address the pressing issues of the day, listing the economy, education, climate, criminal justice, immigration reform and health care. A Sanders aide said the composition of the task forces was still being worked out.
“It’s no great secret Joe that you and I have our differences, and we are not going to paper them over. That’s real,” Sanders said. “But I hope that these task forces will come together, utilizing the best minds and people in your campaign and in my campaign, to work out real solutions to these very, very important problems.”
It will be interesting to see how this works out…fingers crossed!