Biden is 'comfortable' candidate to Dems, says party leader in Nebraska

Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb said Monday Democratic voters are comfortable with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighting a virus with the wrong tools Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing MORE, which she said will help the candidate as Americans are scared amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Especially now with the coronavirus, with everybody terrified that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE is lying every minute of the day and they just need some normalcy and safety in their life, Biden is that loyal, comfortable politician,” Kleeb said in an interview with The Hill.TV’s “Rising.” 

Kleeb said some voters feel as if they owe their vote to Biden, even if they agree with Sanders’s proposals. 

“For me a moment with an older African American woman in South Carolina crystallized everything,” Kleeb said. 

The woman told her she agreed with what Sanders was saying, but she felt as if she owed her vote to Biden who had “for a long time been there for Democrats,” Kleeb said. 

“I think that is true for a lot of the Democratic base,” Kleeb added. “They've seen Biden throughout the years, they clearly have disagreed with him on issues, but feel a sense of loyalty to him.” 

Biden is leading in the Democratic race after building on his lead winning the South Carolina primary at the end of February. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Overnight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders pushes on in 2020 race MORE’s (I-Vt.) campaign said last week it would be reassessing after Biden won victories in races Tuesday.