Bernie Sanders on Tuesday finally offered his long-awaited endorsement to presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying he would work hard to help her win the White House in November.
“Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process, and I congratulate her for that,” Sanders told a cheering crowd at a rally in New Hampshire, with Clinton at his side.
“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.”
“She must become our next president,” Sanders emphasized, offering a litany of reasons why the former secretary of state is a better choice than her Republican adversary Donald Trump.
He cited her support for gay rights, universal health care and a higher minimum wage.
“If anyone out there thinks that this election is not important, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump will nominate, and what that means to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country,” Sanders said.