Stacey Abrams, who has been on the media’s short list of possible running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, officially endorsed Biden’s campaign on Tuesday May 12.
What We Know:
- Abrams focused on the needs of nonwhite communities and said she believes the former vice president would be sensitive to them.
“Vice President Biden is the leader America needs – a leader who will restore dignity, competence and compassion to the Oval Office while restoring America’s moral leadership around the world. His commitment to fighting climate change, leading an economic recovery for all, and protecting every eligible American’s right to vote are among the many reasons why he must be the next President of the United States.” – Abrams
.@JoeBiden is the leader America needs. I look forward to continuing my strong support for his candidacy and doing all I can to make sure he is elected this November. pic.twitter.com/2FA5AHjZzQ
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 12, 2020
- Abrams endorsement is the latest in a long list of people throwing their support behind Biden since he took the majority delegates in Democratic primaries across the country. His former rivals in the Democratic race, including Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Mike Bloomberg, Andrew Yang, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren (who is also said to be on his vice president shortlist), have also endorsed him.
Abrams has said that if she were picked by Biden for VP, she would be ready.