Sunday, August 1, 2021

Kamala Harris Announces Biden Endorsement – Jesse Jackson Backing Sanders – VIDEO

Joe Biden & Kamala Harris (Getty)
Joe Biden & Kamala Harris (Getty)

*Ever since South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary, good things have been happening for former Vice President Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign. Today, another one happened.

Sen. Kamala Harris endorsed Biden for president in a video released on her Twitter account Sunday.

Harris, a former Democratic presidential candidate addressed her supporters by telling them  that Biden “has served our country with dignity and we need him now more than ever.”

“I have decided I am with great enthusiasm going to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States. I believe in Joe,” she said.

“One of the things that we need right now is we need a leader who does care about the people and therefore can unify the people, and I believe Joe can do that.”

An appreciative Biden responded moments later on Twitter, thanking the California Democrat.

“Kamala – You’ve spent your whole career fighting for folks who’ve been written off and left behind – and no small part of that alongside Beau,” the candidate said. “From our family: thank you.”

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In other political news from the Democratic primary race, veteran civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president, the campaign announced Sunday.

“A people far behind cannot catch up choosing the most moderate path,” Jackson said in a statement. “The most progressive social and economic path gives us the best chance to catch up and Senator Bernie Sanders represents the most progressive path. That’s why I choose to endorse him today.”

Jackson said former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign had not reached out or asked for his endorsement.

Jackson said the Vermont progressive answered the concerns of the black community in his support of voting rights and renewing the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The civil rights leader plans to speak at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sunday.

He said the “black firewall” has changed the dynamics of the election and that campaigns need to appeal to the black community.

“That’s some of what the firewall needs and that Senator Sanders has committed himself to, and that’s why I can enthusiastically endorse Senator Bernie Sanders today,” he said, citing Sanders’s wealth tax and “Medicare for All” plans.

Bernie Sanders & Jesse Jackson (getty)
Bernie Sanders & Jesse Jackson (Getty)

Sanders announced the endorsement on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday after host George Stephanopoulos noted Biden’s wins on Super Tuesday and support from nine former presidential candidates. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) offered her support to the former vice president Sunday.

“It’s no secret, George. You know politics in this country. We’re not going to get the most support of elected leaders, not most governors, not most senators,” Sanders responded. “But we are winning the support of grassroots America because we have an agenda that speaks to working people.”

Jackson has “been a leader in helping to transform this country, an aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., so we’re proud,” Sanders said.

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