Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, said on April 25 that he will not be a candidate for president in 2020. Instead, he’s going to throw his weight behind Joe Biden for reelection to the US presidency. Sanders’s remarks arrived only hours after President Biden formally declared his reelection campaign for 2024, which many experts say might weaken the Democratic Party due to Biden’s low popularity.
The extreme leftist told the AP that no liberal or Democratic leader in the United States should challenge President Biden and instead should concentrate on defeating whatever the Republican Party nominates for president. He said that the “last thing” the United States needs is for former President Donald Trump to take office again or for other conservative populists to gain power and threaten democracy.
Sanders doesn’t want to elect a leader who doesn’t prioritize issues like gun control, gender equality, sexual orientation discrimination, and women’s rights. Sanders continued by saying that because of this, he will “make sure that the president is reelected.”
Given Sanders’ previous lack of enthusiasm for Vice President Joe Biden, his endorsement comes as something of a shock. After losing to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primaries, many of the senator’s supporters blame the party’s establishment for his defeat in 2020.
Sanders, when asked about a potential progressive opponent to President Biden, stated that even if people do everything they want, he thinks the current commander-in-chief will be the Democratic Party’s choice. To guarantee that Biden advocates for the country’s working class and minority communities, he said, progressives must back him.
The extreme communist who decided not to run for president again explained his choice by saying that he loved being on the road and that his present duty is to get as much done as possible as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.