House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden’s candidacy for the White House on Monday, a decision that expands the list of pre-eminent Democrats closing ranks around the former vice president.
In a video statement, the California Democrat noted that Biden offers “hope and courage, values, authenticity and integrity,” adding that he would be a “voice of reason and resilience” amid the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
Pelosi also emphasized Biden’s work as Barack Obama’s vice president when health laws were reformulated and for economic recovery after the 2008 financial collapse.RELATED
His endorsement was not unexpected now that Biden is the alleged Democratic candidate who will face President Donald Trump in the November elections. Still, his support ratifies Biden’s claim that he represents the best chance his party has to hold the majority in the House of Representatives and take the Senate back from the Republicans.
.@JoeBiden You have fought for our health care, for our families & for our children’s future.To his work, Joe brings values & integrity. He is a voice of reason & resilience who will fight #ForThePeople
– Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) April 27, 2020
Pelosi led Democrats’ victories in the lower house during the midterm elections in 2018, when her party won more than 40 Republican-held seats to win the majority and gave Pelosi a second term as the first woman to front of the House of Representatives in United States history.
Most of the party’s victories came from contested districts entrenched in suburbs and areas beyond the suburbs, places where the Biden campaign believes it can overtake Trump in the November election.
Biden campaigned for many current new House Democrats and frequently mentioned his victories during his pre-campaign against his progressive rivals for the Democratic presidential bid.