It has been a monumental week in politics as democratic candidates have been dropping out of the presidential race, but Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have been standing tall following Super Tuesday.
On Sunday, the legendary Rev. Jesse Jackson announced that he was endorsing Bernie Sanders. According to The Hill, he said in a statement, A people far behind cannot catch up choosing the most moderate path. 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.”
Rev. Jesse Jackson also said that Joe Biden’s campaign had also not reached out or asked for his endorsement.
Nine of the former Democratic presidential candidates have endorsed Biden, including Mike Bloomberg and Kamala Harris. As we previously reported, Elizabeth Warren and Bloomberg were the latest candidates to drop out following the Super Tuesday results.
Jesse Jackson spoke at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he publicly announced his endorsement, he said, to the crowd, “I stand with Bernie Sanders today because he stood with me…I stand with him because he stands with you.”
JUST IN: Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Sen. Bernie Sanders during a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan: "I stand with Bernie Sanders today because he stood with me…I stand with him because he stands with you." https://t.co/V3tPdid0fp pic.twitter.com/pky6Nvl5Cw
— ABC News (@ABC) March 8, 2020
Back in 1988, Bernie endorsed Jesse Jackson during his presidential run, which helped him land a primary win in Vermont. Fast-forward to 2020, and now people are calling it a full-circle moment.
It's an incredible Full Circle moment.
1988: Bernie Sanders Endorses Jesse Jackson For President
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) March 8, 2020
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