Susan Rice endorses Biden's presidential campaign

Susan Rice endorses Biden's presidential campaign
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Former national security adviser and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Monday endorsed Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE for president.

Rice, who served in the Obama administration, tweeted her support for Biden as endorsements for the former vice president flooded in one day ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday races. 

Like many Biden endorsements, Rice's highlighted the candidate's years of experience.


But it also focused on another trait Rice said will make Biden a good leader: his empathy. 

“I'm proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President. Here he is comforting me on 1/4/17 just after my mother passed away,” Rice tweeted with a picture of the two hugging. “There is no one kinder, more empathetic and caring than @joebiden. He will lead America with the same deep compassion and decency.”

She also said Biden is the best chance for Democrats to defeat Trump, win the Senate and maintain the majority in the House. 


“Above all, @JoeBiden is a Democrat and the strongest candidate to take on and defeat Trump. That's why Trump is so scared of Biden. Our fate as a nation depends on beating Trump.  Nothing is more important, and now is not the time for risky bets or divisive revolutions,” she tweeted. 

Biden received a wave of endorsements Monday, including from former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidGOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg Democratic Senate emerges as possible hurdle for progressives  Harry Reid: Biden should give GOP three weeks to see if they will work with him MORE (D-Nev.), that could help give him a needed boost heading into Super Tuesday. 

Two candidates in Biden’s moderate lane, former South Bend Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStart focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE (D-Minn.), dropped out of the race and are set to endorse Biden. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersObama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden MORE (I-Vt.) is heading into Super Tuesday as the leading candidate in pledged delegates, with Biden in second. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAll fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (D-Mass.), Michael BloombergMichael BloombergTexas and North Carolina: Democrats on the verge? The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 spending wars | Biden looks to clean up oil comments | Debate ratings are in Biden breaks all-time television spending record MORE and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardHarris faces biggest moment in spotlight yet Ocasio-Cortez slams Tulsi Gabbard for amplifying ballot harvesting video Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Netflix over 'Cuties' film MORE (D-Hawaii) are also running in Tuesday’s 15 races.