The Associated Press reports:
Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” for his loyalists not to support Joe Biden, warning that progressives who “sit on their hands” in the months ahead would simply enable President Donald Trump’s reelection. He seemed to distance himself from his campaign’s former national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, when asked about her recent statement on social media refusing to endorse Biden.
“She is my former press secretary — not on the payroll,” Sanders noted. A spokesman later clarified that all campaign staffers were no longer on the payroll as of Tuesday, though they will get a severance check in May. “I will do everything I can to help elect Joe,” Sanders continued. “We had a contentious campaign. We disagree on issues. But my job now is to not only rally my supporters, but to do everything I can to bring the party together to see that (Trump) is not elected president.”
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As a left-winger who will not vote for Biden I want you to know I’m 100% okay with you blaming me if Trump wins a second term. I mean it. Blame me. Then get to thinking real hard how you’re gonna get me to support your candidate the next time! Maybe even ask me, I’ll tell you!
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) April 13, 2020
It doesn’t work like that. You can oppose both – I do! But one of them *will* end up president. Who would you prefer that to be? Simple question? Biden or Trump? Me, AOC, Bernie, Chomsky, Cornel West, all say Biden. What say you? Biden or Trump? There’s no option C, sadly. https://t.co/9pst34m9AZ
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) April 14, 2020
What an insult to left-wingers. You’re just an accessory to Trump and Trumpism.
— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) April 14, 2020
Biden is not my candidate. My candidate was knocked out, as was my second choice. However I have a brain and a heart, and I don’t want to see more years of kids in cages and other reprehensible policies that are moving our world backwards with each day. So I’ll support Biden.
— Liz from SouthAfrica (@Liz_SouthAfrica) April 13, 2020
There won’t be a next time. Because the gop will replace Ginsberg & Breyer on the Supreme Court with two men right of Kavanaugh & we will lose health care, Roe v Wade, gay marriage, voters rights, & minority protections for decades. It will all be gone for your lifetime.
— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) April 14, 2020