Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Morning Joe Thursday, just days ahead of her state’s March 10 primary. Whitmer said Biden is working to protect health care, and tied the personal story of her mother’s death from brain cancer to the Obama-Biden fight for the Affordable Care Act.
“Joe Biden is someone that I know is working to protect health care, that was expanded under the Obama administration and that’s personal to me,” she said, and told the story of taking care of her own mother, 18 years earlier, as her mom suffered from the same brain cancer that claimed the life of Biden’s son, Beau.
Whitmer is trending high on Twitter at this writing, in part due to angry reactions from Sanders supporters.
This is a big endorsement for Biden before our primary next week. Gretchen Whitmer won Michigan by 10 points in 2018.
— VK (@VoteKamala) March 5, 2020