The 2020 Democratic primary race is now officially down to two: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
To be fair, these have been the only two candidates worth talking about for several weeks now, as the only other contender, Tulsi Gabbard, was polling so poorly nationally.
But now it’s official. The Hawaii Congresswoman is calling it quits on 2020, and she’s leaving with a bit of a bang.
Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii U.S. representative and Iraq war veteran who has stirred controversy within her own party, is suspending her bid for the White House.
She had been one of only three candidates left in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, despite only garnering two delegates.
Gabbard made the announcement in a video posted Thursday morning, and said, “It’s clear that Democratic primary voters have chosen” former Vice President Joe Biden to be the person to take on President Trump in November.
In the video, she says she’s “offering [her] full support” to Biden “in his quest to bring our country together.”
The endorsement of Biden couldn’t have come at a worse time for the aforementioned Sanders, who is already seemingly mulling a departure from the race himself, despite the blanket denials from his campaign’s talking heads.
Gabbard was a non-factor for much of the election season, and only really saw significant airtime in the time surrounding her brief flap with Hillary Clinton. Clinton had insinuated that Gabbard was a Russian “asset”, and was being groomed by the Kremlin to “spoil” the Democrats’ chances in 2020. Gabbard shot back, eventually suing the former Secretary of State for defamation.
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