DNC on Democrats Uniting Around Vice President Joe Biden
April 14, 2020
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the recent endorsements of President Barack Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders, and other leading Democrats who are coming together to support our presumptive nominee for president, Joe Biden:
“When I was elected DNC Chair in February of 2017, I said our unity would be our greatest strength and Donald Trump’s worst nightmare. That’s truer today than it’s ever been, and that’s why I’m proud that President Barack Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders, our party leadership, and voters across the country are coming together to support Joe Biden.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime because Donald Trump is the most dangerous president of our lifetime. He has failed every test of presidential leadership, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, and his incompetence has cost people their jobs, their businesses, and even their lives. We need to defeat Donald Trump. And that means we can’t afford to have anyone stay on the sidelines. We need everyone in this fight, working together to put Democratic leadership back in the White House and in seats down the ballot in every corner of the country.
“The American people know Democrats have their back on the issues that matter most – from protecting health care and reproductive rights, to combating climate change and reducing gun violence, to lifting up our economy and leading us through this time of crisis. They want a president with empathy and compassion. They want a president with character and experience. They want a president with a bold vision for the future and a record of fighting for everyone – no matter who they are, where they come from, who they love, or how they pray. The American people want Joe Biden.”