Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign
Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders has announced his intention to suspend his 2020 presidential campaign after a string of losses to Joe Biden last month crippled his campaign.

Sanders announced his decision during an all-staff conference call Wednesday 8 April acknowledging that “the path toward victory is virtually impossible.”

The press secretary for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has suggested that the Democratic Party establishment may “replace” Joe Biden as the party nominee ahead of the general election to beat Donald Trump.

“Bernie was too kind to go after Biden, but it’s coming,” Briahna Joy Gray tweeted on Thursday.

“Either Dem leadership cares more [about] maintaining a corporate status quo than getting rid of Trump, or they’re planning to replace Joe – adopting a pretty fast and loose relationship [with] representative Democracy.”

Sanders also said the progressive movement has taken “a major step forward in the never-ending struggle for economic justice, social justice, racial justice and environmental justice,” and added that it has already won the ideological struggle.

“The greatest obstacle to real social change has everything to do with the power of the corporate and political establishment to limit our vision,” he said.

Sanders said that while Biden will be the Party’s nominee, he has intention to stay on the ballot to collect delegates for the convention, “where we will be able to exert significant influence over the party platform.”

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