Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), one of the top Democrats in the House of Representatives, said hes endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary.
“I want the public to know that Im voting for Joe Biden. South Carolinians should be voting for Joe Biden,” he told a crowd in North Charleston on Wednesday. “I know Joe. We know Joe. But most importantly, Joe knows us.”
“I cant think of anyone better suited, better prepared, I can think of no one with the integrity, no one more committed to the fundamental principles that make this country what it is than my great friend, my late wifes great friend, Joe Biden,” he added.
Biden spoke after Clyburn, telling the crowd that hes been doing all he can to earn support from South Carolina residents.
“I promise you this—if you send me out of South Carolina with a victory, there will be no stopping us. Well win the nomination. Well win the presidency,” Biden said. “And most importantly well eliminate the fear so many have in this country of a second term of Donald Trump.”
Clyburn, 79, is a longtime ally of Biden, 77, but has said over the weekend he was still mulling who to endorse.
The endorsement came just days before South Carolinas Feb. 29 primary. Biden is still looking for his first win after coming in second in Nevada, fifth in New Hampshire, and fourth in Iowa.
Biden told the audience at the Democratic debate on Tuesday night in Charleston that he has “worked like the devil to earn the vote of the African American community” and project confidence in the results of the upcoming primary.
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