Sen. Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign, according to a statement from the Vermont Senator.
“I wanted to just let everyone know that in a half hour I will be publicly announcing the suspension of our campaign. needless to say this is a very difficult and painful decision for me.” “There is no alternative”
That’s right – it’s for real this time…last time Sanders purportedly suspended his campaign, the reports were immediately denied, and it was later determined that the announcement was due to a wire service error.
The decision comes a day after the Wisconsin Primary, which went ahead despite an attempt by Gov. Tony Evers to delay the vote until June that was quashed by the state’s Supreme Court (despite the fact that more than a dozen other states have delayed votes since the COVID-19 crisis began).
Bernie’s departure from the race makes Biden the presumptive nominee, and will save a lot of people the trouble of voting in the remaining primaries, potentially saving lives from COVID-19.
At this point, Biden has a solid lead over Sanders, and the momentum that his campaign had shown just a few months ago has been completely squandered.
Now Bernie can enjoy some well-deserved “me time” after spending the last two years battling for the proletariat: the Senate is currently suspended, though they might be called on to vote once the next coronavirus installment is ready.