Senator Bernie Sanders ended his campaign for president Wednesday leaving Joe Bidden as the sole Democratic presidential nominee.
The Vermont senator announced his decision to end his campaign on a Livestream.
Today I am suspending my campaign. But while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on. https://t.co/MYc7kt2b16
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 8, 2020
In response to the news, Joe Bidden posted a lengthy statement on his relationship with Bernie.
I know Bernie well. He’s a good man, a great leader, and one of the most powerful voices for change in our country. And it’s hard to sum up his contributions to our politics in one, single tweet. So I won’t try to. https://t.co/Z6OkCDWFNm
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 8, 2020
Sanders acknowledged that some of his supporters may disagree and would prefer him “to fight on until the last ballot cast at the Democratic convention.”
Sanders launched his presidential campaign in 2019. He emphasized the idea of turning poor and ignored nonvoters into voters and expanding the electorate.