CBC chair endorses Biden

CBC chair endorses Biden
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Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassHouse Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on police brutality next week Minority caucuses call for quick action on police reform Hoyer: Gassing of protestors 'worthy' of Trump censure MORE (D-Calif.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), endorsed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White Davis: 72 hours cementing the real choice for November OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan MORE for president, the Biden campaign announced Friday. 

“He’s a man of the people — a decent man who not only understands the issues our communities face every day, but is supportive and productive in crafting and implementing solutions needed to close the wage gap, to shrink the disparities in housing, and to equalize access in healthcare coverage,” Bass said in a statement.

Bass joins 36 other members of the CBC in endorsing Biden, who has touted his support among black voters. Bass told The Associated Press that the CBC as a whole is not officially endorsing a candidate, though the majority of members have already announced support for Biden. 

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Biden also enjoys the backing of major lawmakers and former campaign rivals Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPaul clashes with Booker, Harris over anti-lynching bill Rand Paul holding up quick passage of anti-lynching bill Minority caucuses call for quick action on police reform MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerPaul clashes with Booker, Harris over anti-lynching bill Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd Rand Paul holding up quick passage of anti-lynching bill MORE (D-N.J.). 

California went to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns Sanders: Police departments that violate civil rights should lose federal funding MORE (I-Vt.), Biden’s progressive rival, who has polled well with young Latinos but has struggled to gain support among black voters. Sanders has the endorsement of one CBC member: Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarPelosi demands Trump clarify deployment of unidentified law enforcement in DC Minority caucuses call for quick action on police reform Amash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers MORE (D-Minn.).