Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) (R) and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (L) communicate at a rally in assist of Democratic presidential nomineee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) October 12, 2008 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, NBC Information reported.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of your marketing campaign, to not solely endorse you however to assist spotlight plenty of the problems which might be at stake on this presidential election,” Clinton mentioned on Tuesday at a digital city corridor with Biden.
“Joe Biden has been making ready for this second his total life. I have been privileged to work with him during the last 25 years,” she added.
Clinton, who served as secretary of state beneath President Barack Obama, was the primary lady to safe the nomination, and she or he is the newest political heavyweight to forged an endorsement in Biden’s favor.
She teased her endorsement in a tweet saying her attendance at Biden’s digital city corridor on Tuesday discussing the impression of the coronavirus on ladies. She is anticipated to formally endorse Biden at this occasion.
Biden, the obvious Democratic nominee, accepted her endorsement in a tweet.
“I am along with her,” he tweeted, echoing the signature phrase that Clinton popularized throughout her 2016 presidential marketing campaign.
Clinton was the 2016 Democratic candidate who ran towards President Donald Trump, simply as Biden will do in November.
Her endorsement comes a number of days after Biden acquired coveted endorsements from different high-profile political leaders, together with former President Barack Obama, with whom Biden served, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who dropped her presidential bid after reaching close to front-runner standing at one level.
Biden constructed a near-insurmountable lead in pledged delegates after a number of key wins.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ran towards Clinton within the 2016 presidential main, additionally endorsed Biden for president after dropping out of the 2020 race on April 8. Sanders, the final candidate to oppose Biden, urged his followers to vote for him within the remaining primaries so he might decide up sufficient delegates to affect the celebration platform on the Democratic Nationwide Conference, which is slated for August.
Earlier this yr, Clinton slammed Sanders as a political hack who helps sexist assaults towards his rivals.
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator assist him,” she mentioned in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter upfront of a docuseries profiling her.
“No one likes him, no one needs to work with him, he bought nothing achieved. He was a profession politician. It is all simply baloney and I really feel so unhealthy that folks bought sucked into it.”