Bernie Sanders has officially suspended his campaign on Wednesday. During an all staff conference call, Sanders announced that he is suspending his campaign for president.
He previously said he would fight on and that the path was narrow, but it just got too narrow. One thing he did is drive the Democratic Party far left. The big question is whether Biden can hold onto that progressive swell of young voters that Sanders stirred up?
This clears Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Trump in November.
In his statement about his withdrawal from the race, Sanders listed all of his socialist policies aka freebies. He also said he wouldn’t be releasing his delegates and that he will stay on the ballot:
“I will stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates… We must continue working to assemble as many delegates as possible at the Democratic Convention, where we will be able to exert significant functions.”
President Trump tweeted out saying what everyone is thinking:
Sounds like Bernie is hatching a plan by keeping those delegates all the way to the convention… pic.twitter.com/FiOvsGJtZ3
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 8, 2020
Joe Biden is the presumptive nominee now and will face President Trump in November. Just a reminder of what Joe Biden brings to the table:
This is officially the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 8, 2020
Will there be an effort to skip debates between Biden and Trump?