Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Monday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, contradicting his earlier criticism of the Democrat frontrunner’s record on racial issues.
“The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose,” Booker, who dropped out of the Democrat presidential primary in January, said on social media. “He’ll restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges.” Booker was one of Biden’s staunchest critics while on the campaign trail, repeatedly calling out the former vice president’s past work with segregationist senators and his position on criminal justice reform. Breitbart
“That’s why I’m proud to endorse Joe,” he concluded.
The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose.@JoeBiden won’t only win – he’ll
show there's more that unites us than divides us.
He’ll restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges.
That’s why I’m proud to endorse Joe. pic.twitter.com/RcsnZs5mfQ
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 9, 2020
Booker preached unity in his statement announcing the endorsement, an apparent swipe at Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ far-left presidential campaign that some Democrats fear not only could pave the way for President Trump’s re-election but could hurt down-ballot Democrats in moderate or conservative districts.
“And, while I’m no longer running for president, I still know that to win, Democrats need a nominee who understands that the way to beat Donald Trump is to bring people together,” Booker said. “In this moral moment, our country needs a president who recognizes that the lines that divide us are nowhere near as strong as the ties that bind us … Joe is building the kind of campaign we need to win — a campaign based on shared values, built by the kinds of multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalitions that have always been at the backbone of every movement for progress in our history.” Fox News
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