US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard fell from the Democratic presidential nomination race Thursday and promptly endorsed rival Joe Biden as flag bearer heading in the November election against President Donald Trump.
“Now, I am minding my presidential campaign and also supplying my entire support to president Joe Biden in his search to bring our nation together,” the lawmaker out of Hawaii stated in an internet movie message.
“Although I might not agree with the president on each issue, I understand he has a fantastic heart, and he’s motivated by his love for our nation and the American men and women.”
Gabbard’s endorsement comes as a bit of a surprise, given that she had been a ferocious supporter of Sanders in 2016 and supports his Medicare for All strategy to get a government health strategy to pay every American.
However, Sanders is under mounting pressure to fall out after performing badly in many recent primaries including three nations sailed by Biden this past week.
“After Tuesday’s election, it is apparent that Democratic primary voters have picked vice president Joe Biden to be whoever will take on President Trump from the election,” Gabbard said.
“I’m convinced he will lead our nation, guided by the spirit of aloha,’ admiration and empathy, and so help cure the divisiveness that’s been tearing our nation apart.”
Gabbard, 38, wasn’t a critical element in the nomination battle. But she left the argument point several times in 2019 and utilized the opportunities to emphasize exactly what she described as excess US military involvement abroad.
And, running a shoestring effort that depended on volunteers and concentrated on a couple of nations, she outlasted the five additional girls in the diverse 2020 field.
Gabbard noted she had been falling out during a period of”unprecedented international catastrophe,” and called for Americans to”work hand in hand to conquer this new enemy, the coronavirus.”
Last August she stopped her presidential effort for reservist training.