Former Vice President Joe Biden picked up recent endorsements from Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, two people who were in the running against him just last week.
“I’m looking for a president who will draw out what is best in each of us,” Buttigieg said at a rally for Biden, BizPac Review reports. “And I’m encouraging everybody who was part of my campaign to join me because we have found that leader in Vice President — soon to be President — Joe Biden.”
“It is up to all of us to put our country back together, to heal this country, and then build something even greater,” Klobuchar added. “And that is why I am endorsing Joe Biden for president.”
An emotional Amy Klobuchar: "I cannot think of a better way to end my campaign than joining his."
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 3, 2020
One of these endorsements struck Biden particularly close as he said Mayor Pete reminds him of his late son.
“I don’t think I’ve ever done this before, but he reminds me of my son, Beau,” Biden said. “I know that may not mean much to most people, but to me, it’s the highest compliment I can give any man or woman.”
Beau Biden died of a brain tumor in 2015, when he was 46 years old.
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 3, 2020
According to the report, the trio of presidential candidates were joined by former candidate Beto O’Rourke, who was also at the event to endorse Biden.
BizPac Review adds:
Many observers believe that Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Beto were pressured by the Democratic Party to endorse Biden ahead of Super Tuesday in order to halt Bernie’s monster momentum.
Just like they did in 2016, establishment Democrats are working behind the scenes to cut Bernie off at the knees. Many on the Left are terrified that having a socialist nominee will ensure an easy Trump reelection and have a disastrous effect on down-ballot races.
The theory that the DNC was working behind the scenes to rig the primary against Bernie Sanders (by getting these candidates to drop before the coveted Super Tuesday) is growing traction online.
Biden did not do much to dispell this theory when he said he would appoint Buttigieg to his administration.
“I did speak to Pete Buttigieg a couple days ago to encourage him to stay engaged because he has enormous talent, and I indicated to him that if I became the nominee, I’d come and ask him to be part of an administration,” Biden said to a reporter in Texas, the Washington Examiner reports. “He’d be engaged in moving things forward.”
“And I just heard, I didn’t know … I don’t know this to be a fact, that Amy has suspended her campaign,” the former vice president added. “She is also a great talent.”
Just finished 1 on 1 interview with @JoeBiden after his event @TexasSouthern Asked him about reports @PeteButtigieg and @amyklobuchar will endorse him tonight in #Dallas. #Biden wouldn't confirm but did say this ⬇️ #khou11 #HtownRush pic.twitter.com/Acer6Vghul
— Marcelino Benito (@MarcelinoKHOU) March 2, 2020
The theory is also gaining traction as President Trump continues to echo it online:
They are staging a coup against Bernie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2020
I hope they do rig it against Bernie… Bernie wants to steal from us all and give all the power to the government. He deserves to have another election stolen from him by the corrupt DNC. Biden will be super easy to beat..Bernie will appeal to low info voters and the selfish
— AV8R (@midiguitar11) March 3, 2020