In the wake of Bernie Sanders‘ exit from the presidential campaign, presumptive nominee Joe Biden proclaimed Wednesday that he is looking forward to working with Sanders “on building a more progressive future.”
“I admired his passion. I liked his convictions,” the gaffe-prone Biden said of his former rival. “I thought people who failed to take him seriously would prove to be sorely mistaken. And, as it turns out, I was right.
“Bernie suspended his campaign today, but while you can suspend a campaign, you can’t suspend a movement. Bernie and his supporters have taken issues which had been given little attention and brought them to the center of the conversation. Bernie gets a lot of credit for his passionate advocacy for the issues he cares about. But he doesn’t get enough credit for being a voice that forces us all to take a hard look in the mirror and ask if we’ve done enough,” he continued.
“Jill and I can’t wait to work with him and Jane on building a more progressive future,” Biden added.