“I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton, and why she must become our next president,” Sanders stated. “Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination, and I congratulate her for that.”
Sanders and Clinton faced off in a fight for the Democratic presidential nomination for months, before Sanders ultimately conceded her the win Tuesday.
And, according to Clinton, the two plan to join forces against GOP presidential Donald Trump, in a move to unite the Democratic party.
“We are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump!” Clinton stated. “I can’t help but say how much more enjoyable this election is going to be when we are on the same side. You know what? We are stronger together!”
Reportedly, Sanders held off on endorsing Clinton for as long as possible, and with the Democratic National Convention less than two weeks away, has used his leverage to move the Clinton campaign more in line with his proposals, which include plans to enact tuition-free enrollment in public in-state colleges for families making up to $85,000, and a provision for a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage.
“There was a significant coming together between the two campaigns, and we produced by far the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party,” Sanders stated.
Democrats are ultimately hoping the Clinton campaign will win over Sanders supporters in time for the November election, which includes large numbers of progressive and young voters.
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CCdYNGqPK4 to view Sanders’ full endorsement.