VERMONT — Senator Bernie Sanders has officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president. Watch their live streamed conversation here:
The two have spoken about their common concerns, and Biden has said he needs Sanders’ endorsement not just to win the election but to govern. Sanders previously endorsed Hillary Clinton for president after losing out to her in 2016, making this year the second time Sanders has endorsed an establishment Democrat for president.
The endorsement may not surprise many, as Sanders had hinted his support for Biden during campaign speeches and in his announcement of his campaign’s suspension. Sanders has said that his strong performance in the primaries has shown that his progressive agenda will be brought to the Democratic National Convention, with Biden potentially embracing some of those policy proposals.
This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more news comes in.