Klobuchar Endorses Biden at Dallas Rally: ‘Time to Join Hands Instead of Pointing Fingers’

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) officially suspended her campaign and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas, Texas Monday night.

Her campaign confirmed early Monday afternoon that she was dropping out of the race and intended to endorse Biden.

“Thanks to the hard work of our team, we built a campaign that believes in bringing people together and defied expectations every step of the way. One thing is for certain: we will continue to build a coalition to win in November. See you tonight, Dallas!” Klobuchar wrote on Twitter shortly before the rally.

“If you feel tired of the noise and the nonsense in our politics and if you are tired of the extremes, you have a home with me and I think you know you have a home with Joe Biden,” Klobuchar said Monday night.

In announcing her endorsement of Biden, Klobuchar said:

So many people joined us and supported us as we carried forward with this simple but fundamental message: that is time for Americans to join hands instead of pointing fingers. It is time to turn back the division and the hate and the exclusion and the bitterness. It is time to work together to lift up those who are left out and to bring people with us instead of shoving them away. I believe, and it’s the reason I am up here, that we are never going to out-divide the divider in chief. We must as Americans dream bigger than that. We have to be better than that because if we spend the next four months dividing our party, we will spend the next four years watching Donald Trump tear apart this country.

Texans, we need to unite our party and our country, and do it not just with our words but with our actions. It is up to us, all of us, to put our country back together, to heal this country, and then to build something even greater. I believe we can do this together and that is why today I am endorsing Joe Biden for president.

Biden thanked Klobuchar for her endorsement, saying “it wasn’t hard to see she had the grit and determination to do anything she set her mind to.”

“You’re going to hear a lot from Amy Klobuchar for a long, long time,” Biden added, calling her one of the “most effective” senators in the U.S. Senate.

 

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, who endorsed Klobuchar, wrote on Twitter that he was “proud of his friend” and the “strong campaign she ran.”

“She built a coalition that brought people together and stood up for decency in our politics. Amy – you made Minnesota proud,” he said.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said he was “genuinely proud of her and her run for president.”

“She did Minnesota proud and I am sorry some people feel the need to suggest that I intended otherwise. A sign of our current political atmosphere,” he said on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Ellison faced criticism on Twitter for congratulating Klobuchar on her “participation.”

Justin Buoen, Klobuchar’s campaign manager, thanked the “dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters” of her campaign.

“Each day you all have shown tenacity towards a cause bigger than yourselves – believing in changing the country for the better,” he said.

Klobuchar’s departure from the race came the day before her home state will head to the polls for Super Tuesday voting.

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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