Cory Booker endorses Biden: ‘I Love Joe Biden’

On Monday morning, former Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker announced that he is endorsing current front-runner Joe Biden to win the presidency.

Booker, who dropped from the race in January, said Biden is the candidate “who can best unify” his party and the country.

“The answer to hatred and division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose. Joe Biden won’t only win – he’ll show there’s more that unites us than divides us,” the New Jersey Senator said in a tweet. Continuing, “He’ll restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Joe.”


Politico reports:

Booker, who dropped out of the nominating contest in January after centering his campaign on themes of love and justice, was one of several candidates who struggled to emerge as an alternative to Biden in what began as a historically diverse and crowded Democratic field.

As the primary fight intensified, Booker frequently challenged Biden on matters of race, blasting the former vice president for statements he made about working with segregationist lawmakers in the Senate and arguing that Biden was ill-equipped to effectively discuss America’s centuries-old racial wounds.

Booker also expressed concerns about Biden’s gaffe-prone oratorical style and unsteady debate performances, remarking that Democrats “have to have a nominee that’s up to this challenge” and asserting that voters were worried about his “ability to carry the ball all the way across the end line without fumbling.”

Despite previous clashes with Biden during the primary campaign, Booker said during a segment on “CBS This Morning” that “it became very clear to me that Joe Biden is the right person” to run against President Trump.

“It’s about time we start unifying as a party and begin the work to beat Donald Trump and, frankly, save our nation, humanity, address our common cause and our common challenges,” Booker continued via the report.

The New Jersey senator downplayed his previous criticisms of the former vice president, saying he loves him and was “enthusiastic about this decision.”

“As I look at him, I know factually from talking to him that some of my biggest issues — like criminal justice reform, like racial justice, like economic justice — that he is going to be a strong leader on that and can actually pull the country together, the kinds of coalitions we need, to actually make progress in those areas,” he added.

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