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Biden “Perplexed” at New Endorsements

Former vice president Joe Biden said he is perplexed with the endorsements he’s getting from his former rivals in the Democratic presidential race.

Over the past few weeks, the former VP earned the endorsement of most of his former presidential rivals following his decisive win on Super Tuesday, where he snagged 10 of the 14 states up for grabs.

Most recently, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said he is endorsing the former VP, saying that Biden will “restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges.”

 

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,” Booker, who ended his campaign last January said. “I’m proud to endorse Joe.”

Kamala Joins In

Before him, Sen. Kamala Harris — who heavily criticized Biden during early debates — announced her support for Biden after a sweeping win on Super Tuesday.

“I have decided that I am with great enthusiasm going to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States: I believe in Joe. I really believe in him and I’ve known him for a long time,” the California senator said on Twitter announcing her endorsement.

“There is no one better prepared than Joe to steer our nation through these turbulent times, and restore truth, honor, and decency to the Oval Office,” Sen. Harris said adding that the former VP is also “kind, endlessly caring, and truly listens to the American people.”

The former Obama vice president thanked Sen. Harris, and noted how she spent her “whole career fighting for folks who’ve been written off and left behind.”

The tides might have turned. Sen. Harris was previously one of Biden’s fiercest critics on the debate stage — most notably attacking him on his support for busing in the 1970s. “That little girl was me,” Sen. Harris said, as she related how she was a victim of Biden’s anti-busing racial policies.

Critics have slammed Harris, saying her endorsement serves a very specific purpose for herself. She may hope to get a prominent role — possibly as attorney general under the Biden administration. 

Biden Baffled

Senators Booker and Harris’ endorsements add to the list of backing that the former VP got from his former primary opponents — billionaire Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Beto O’Rourke, a former Texas representative.

Meanwhile, the former VP himself is baffled with all the endorsements.

“Folks, to unify this nation, we have to first unify our party. And over the past week, we’ve gone a long way to doing that. Mayor Pete, Sen. Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Booker, Sen. Harris, Mayor Bloomberg, they have done something and I think the press is perplexed as much as I am, that they’ve all come out and endorsed one at one time,”  Biden said.

It only seems like just yesterday when these 2020 hopefuls were out and about attacking their former Democratic presidential rival, Joe Biden. Now, it looks like they’re out to stop the possible nomination of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, at all cost.

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