Warren becomes latest rival to endorse Biden for president
Washington: Former White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday endorsed her onetime rival Joe Biden, becoming the final major Democratic candidate to publicly support his presidential bid.
The formal backing from Warren, a progressive senator from Massachusetts, comes two days after ex-candidate Bernie Sanders announced his backing for Biden, and 24 hours after Barack Obama formally endorsed his two-term vice president.
“We can’t afford to let Donald Trump continue to endanger the lives and livelihoods of every American,” Warren said in a video message, referring to the Republican incumbent.
“And that’s why I’m proud to endorse Joe Biden as president of the United States.”
Warren’s pledge of support is the latest boost for the centrist stalwart Biden, who has been the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee since his lone remaining rival Sanders quit the race last week.
Warren -- who built her campaign around a promise to end a corrupt Washington system that she said rewarded the wealthy and fueled economic inequality -- dropped out in early March.
Biden has surged since he righted his listing campaign ship by winning the South Carolina primary on February 29 and most of the subsequent contests. - AFP