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Jul 12 2016
Bernie Sanders Gives Full-Throated Endorsement To Hillary Clinton Comments (0)

At a Clinton campaign rally in New Hampshire—a state in which Sanders defeated her in the Democratic primary—Bernie Sanders has made his first joint appearance with Hillary to lend her his unequivocal endorsement.

From his speech:

In these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up. While Donald Trump is busy insulting Mexicans, Muslims, women, African Americans and veterans, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Yes. We become stronger when black and white, Latino, Asian American, Native American—all of us—stand together. Yes. We become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native born and immigrant fight to rid this country of all forms of bigotry...

Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process, and I congratulate her for that. She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.

It's been a long time coming, and I do hope the rhetoric leading up to this day won't have enabled too many of Bernie's supporters to feel comfortable sitting out the election and handing it to Trump, but it was a great speech and a good start on the road to progressive unity.