At a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Tuesday, Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
Sanders had been reluctant to endorse Clinton even as she amassed an insurmountable lead. At one point, Sanders and his campaign suggested that they would try and win the Democratic primary by luring super delegates away from Clinton despite the fact that she had a clear lead among pledged delegates.
Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process, and I congratulate her for that,” Sanders said. “She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.
“I have come here today not to talk about the past but to focus on the future. That future will be shaped more by what happens on Nov. 8 in voting booths across our nation than by any other event in the world. I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president.”
You can watch Sanders’ full endorsement, below.