WASHINGTON (AP) .— Kamala Harris endorsed Joe Biden this Sunday and said he will do “everything in my power” to help him get elected in the Democratic Party primaries for the nomination for president of the United States.
Harris, who withdrew from the race in December, is the most recent of the candidates seeking the presidential nomination for Democrats that aligns with the former vice president in his primalist battle against Bernie Sanders.
The decision of the California senator, one of three black candidates who sought to challenge Donald Trump in the November elections, solidifies the movement of the base of the Democrats in closing ranks with Biden after his success in the “Super Tuesday”. Harris’s support comes prior to the next round of the primaries, with six states voting on Tuesday, including Michigan.RELATED
Sanders, a Vermont senator, broke with his own important endorsement this Sunday, when he formally announced that the icon of the human rights struggle, Jesse Jackson, supports him.
Jackson will appear next to Sanders during a stop of his campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has plans to say that Biden did not contact him to ask for his support, but Sanders did. Jackson said he chose Sanders after the senator’s campaign team explained his position on 13 topics that interest him, including the protection of the right to vote, the increase of funds for historic universities within the black community, as well as the commitment to nominate blacks to the Supreme Court, according to a statement prepared by their team.
In his expression of support for Biden, Harris said “there is no person better prepared than Joe to guide our nation through these turbulent times, and restore truth, honor and decency in the Oval Office (of the White House) “.
“(Joe) is gentle and very concerned about others, and truly listens to the people of the United States,” Harris added.
In addition to Harris, Biden has the public support of retired candidates for the presidency of the United States, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick.