Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a series of endorsements ahead of Super Tuesday.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg both with Biden in Dallas to announce their support after dropping out of the race following the South Carolina primary.
“I cannot think of a better way to end my campaign than by joining (Biden's),” Klobuchar said at Biden’s rally in Texas.
“If we spend the next four months dividing our party and going at each other, we will spend the next four years watching Donald Trump tear apart this country,” she said. “We want to win big, and Joe Biden can do that.”
Klobuchar finished ahead of Biden in New Hampshire and Buttigieg finished ahead of Biden in both New Hampshire and Iowa, but Biden’s campaign appears to be having a resurgence after he won the South Carolina primary by nearly 30 points.
Beto endorses too:
“The man in the White House today poses an existential threat to this country, to our democracy, to free and fair elections, and we need somebody who can beat him, and in Joe Biden we have that man,” O’Rourke said at Biden’s rally. “We have someone who is in fact the antithesis of Donald Trump.”
“Joe Biden is decent. He’s kind. He’s caring. He’s empathetic,” he said.
“Mr. Vice President, you also know that whether it was Sutherland Springs, or Santa Fe High School or El Paso, Texas, at that Walmart last August, or Midland-Odessa in the same year, we understand the devastating toll of gun violence in America and in this state,” he later added.
After he finished speaking, Biden vowed to take up gun legislation.
“I want to make something clear,” he said. “I’m gonna guarantee you, this is not the last you’re seeing of this guy. You’re gonna take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort.”
Harry Reid backs Biden too:
“We must embrace a candidate who can stabilize our institutions, provide a positive road map for the future and soothe the nation’s trauma after four years of this president,” former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said in an op-ed. “That candidate is former Vice President Joe Biden. It’s time for Democrats to coalesce behind Biden as our best hope for turning the page on Trump’s horrific chapter in American history.”
“With the stakes for this election so high, I believe we need a stabilizing, deeply experienced candidate to repair the tremendous damage Trump has wrought on our country and institutions,” he added. “Our candidate must appeal to the broadest coalition possible to unite the country, elect more Democrats nationwide and lead America with a positive and inclusive alternative to the dark vision espoused by Trump and his sycophantic allies in Congress. I believe that Biden is the candidate best positioned to win the election and enact the progressive policies and ideas we all care about.”