House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced her endorsement for Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, in a video released this morning.
“Today, I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States because he will be an extraordinary President. He knows how to get the job done,” she says about her decision.
“And as we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice of reason and resilience with a clear path to lead us out of this crisis.”
Pelosi cited Biden’s work on Affordable Care Act and Cancer Moonshot program, saying he has “been with us every step of the way to protect Americans’ quality affordable health care.”
Pelosi did not announce her endorsement of a candidate during the primaries, instead calling for unity across the Democratic party as Bernie Sanders began to surge in polls. Sanders has since dropped out of the race and cleared the way for Biden to be the top Democratic nominee.
This is another endorsement in a long line of figures who have spoken out in support for Biden. Sanders has given his support, and former president Barack Obama, who Biden served as the vice president for, endorsed him as well. However, probably the most surprising endorsements came from conservative Mitt Romney, and Meghan McCain the daughter of the late John McCain, who ran against Obama and Biden in 2008.
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