House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president in a video released early Monday, becoming the latest Democratic heavyweight to formally back the presumptive Democratic nominee. Pelosi, who remained neutral during the primary, touted Biden as an experienced and tested leader well-positioned to handle America's current and future problems. "As we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice of reason and resilience, with a clear path to lead us out of this crisis," Pelosi said, adding that he led the economic response to the Great Recession of 2008-09, helped save the Affordable Care Act, and was in charge of a high-profile "moonshot" to cure cancer.
"I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president: a leader who is the personification of hope and courage, values, authenticity, and integrity," Pelosi said. "With so much at stake, we need the enthusiasm, invigoration, and participation of all Americans — up and down the ballot, and across the country."
Biden was supposed to underscore his primary victory with wins in his two home states, Pennsylvania and Delaware, this week. But both primaries have been pushed back due to the coronavirus. The pandemic has also drained coverage from his sequestered campaign and its search for a running mate. In recent weeks, Biden has also been endorsed by former rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), plus former Vice President Al Gore and former President Obama.
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