WASHINGTON, — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially endorsed his former rival Hillary Clinton for the US presidency on Tuesday.
Sanders – whose social democratic principles and grassroots campaigning built up a formidable challenge to the Clinton camp in the primaries – finally united the Democratic front at a rally in New Hampshire when he said he would “do everything [he] can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.” While many of Sanders’ young, progressive backers have stressed that they will not vote for Clinton, whom they see as part of the political elite, he urged his supporters on Tuesday to vote for the former Secretary of State in the face of a possible Donald Trump presidency.
“It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues. That is what this campaign has been about. That is what democracy is about,” Sanders told the crowd as Clinton stood alongside him.
“But I am happy to tell you that at the Democratic Platform Committee which ended Sunday night in Orlando, 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,” he said.
“Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratically controlled Senate, a Democratically controlled House, and a Hillary presidency,” Sanders emphasized.
“Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her today.”
Source: Kuwait News Agency