Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Schiff presses intel chief on staff changes | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to donate B to coronavirus fight | WhatsApp takes steps to counter virus misinformationWarren releases plan to secure elections during coronavirus pandemicOn The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials ‘looking at’ offering coronavirus bondsMORE (D-Mass.) thanked Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDrugmaker caps insulin costs at to help diabetes patients during pandemicThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Wisconsin votes despite coronavirus pandemicSen. Brown endorses Biden for presidentMORE (I-Vt.) on Wednesday after the progressive Vermont senator suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying that his efforts will change the course of our country and party.
Thank you @BernieSanders, for fighting so relentlessly for Americas working families during this campaign, Warren tweeted. Your fight for progressive ideas moved the conversation and charted a path for candidates and activists that will change the course of our country and party.
That fight does not end today, she added. Well continue it together in the Senate and keep working to hold the wealthy and well-connected accountable to the people.
Thank you @BernieSanders, for fighting so relentlessly for Americas working families during this campaign. Your fight for progressive ideas moved the conversation and charted a path for candidates and activists that will change the course of our country and party.
Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 8, 2020
Warren, who ended her own presidential campaign early last month, is one of Sanderss closest allies on Capitol Hill and once competed with him for the support of progressives in the Democratic primary contest.
Both she and Sanders championed liberal reforms like a Medicare-for-All health care system and plans to implement debt-free college. But even after she dropped out of the presidential race, Warren declined to endorse Sanders, choosing instead to remain neutral in the contest between him and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump shakes up WH communications teamThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Wisconsin votes despite coronavirus pandemicThe Intercept’s Ryan Grim says Cuomo is winning over criticsMORE.
Sanders announced on Wednesday that he would suspend his campaign, saying that his path to the Democratic nomination had all but vanished in recent weeks as Biden racked up a nearly insurmountable delegate in the race.
If I believed that we had a feasible path to the nomination, I would continue the campaign, he told supporters in a live-streamed address. But its just not there.
Still, he said that he would remain on the ballot in upcoming primaries in a bid to amass as many delegates to the Democratic National Convention as possible. Doing so could allow Sanders to exert influence over the partys platform when delegates vote this summer.
Sanderss exit from the race effectively establishes Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee, handing a win to the moderate wing of the party. The Vermont senator did not offer Biden his endorsement on Wednesday, but did pledge to work with him to move our progressive ideas forward.