Bernie Sanders has this evening finally endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for US President. In his communication that was shared on his twitter handle, he said this abut Clinton
“Hillary Clinton believes that we must substantially lower student debt” and make colleges tuition-free for the working class, Sanders says.
“Hillary Clinton believes” is his refrain. He’s so far working to build her up as a credible progressive, as opposed to highlighting the Trump threat.
“The last thing we need in America is a president who doesn’t care whether millions of Americans will lose access to the health care they need,” Sanders says.
He’s running through areas of specific agreement between them, from Medicare negotiating with the pharmaceutical industry on drug prices to the need to address income and wealth inequality, to tax policy to corporate inversions and on and on.
“Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends almost all new wealth and income to the top 1%…
“She believes, we all believe, that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. And further, she wants to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure… but her opponent,Donald Trump, well, he has a very different view.
“He believes that states should have the right to lower the minimum wage or even abolish the minimum wage.. If Donald Trump is elected, we will see no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 / hour, a starvation wage.
“This election is about which candidate will nominate supreme court justices who are prepared to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision, a decision which is allowing billionaires to buy elections and is undermining our democracy.
Sanders says a president is needed who will nominate “new justices who will defend a woman’s right to choose. Who will defend the rights of the LGBT community. Who will defend workers’ rights, the needs of minorities and immigrants, and the government’s ability to protect our environment.”
“Republicans want us to forget where we were seven and a half years ago… our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression….
“We have come a long way in the last 7.5 years, and I thank President Obama and vice president Biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession.
:But I think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done. Too many Americans are still being left out, left behind and ignored… THere is too much poverty, there is too much despair.”