Susan Rice endorses Biden’s presidential campaign


Former national security adviser and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Monday endorsed Joe Biden 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 Reid (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 Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), dropped out of the race and are set to endorse Biden. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is heading into Super Tuesday as the leading candidate in pledged delegates, with Biden in second. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Michael Bloomberg and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) are also running in Tuesday’s 15 races. 

Tags Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Harry Reid Joe Biden Michael Bloomberg Pete Buttigieg Tulsi Gabbard

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