Sunday, March 08, 2020

Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Bernie Sanders

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders.

In a statement Jackson said Sanders made several commitments to him: expanding Pell Grants, nominating African American women to the Supreme Court and his Cabinet, introducing in Congress a constitutional amendment on the right to vote, and considering an African American woman as his running mate.

"With the exception of Native Americans, African Americans are the people who are most behind socially and economically in the United States and our needs are not moderate,” Jackson said in the statement. “A people far behind cannot catch up choosing the most moderate path. The most progressive social and economic path gives us the best chance to catch up and Senator Bernie Sanders represents the most progressive path. That's why I choose to endorse him today.”

"The Biden campaign has not reached out to me or asked for my support," he added. "The Sanders campaign has, and they responded to the issues I raised."

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