Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden on Monday afternoon.
It happened during one of Biden’s remote broadcasts from his basement. Bernie appeared as a special guest broadcasting from another location.
Some of his supporters were less than thrilled.
FOX News reports:
Sanders campaign reps revolt after Sanders endorses Biden, openly attack former vice president
Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden for president on Monday, but any illusions that the move would bring an end to long-simmering tensions between the Democratic Party’s liberal and moderate wings quickly evaporated in a matter of minutes.
Briahna Joy Gray, who served as Sanders’ national press secretary, and prominent Sanders surrogate Shaun King immediately took aim at Biden — and they made it clear just how much the former vice president’s platform differed from Sanders’ longstanding policy goals.
“With the utmost respect for Bernie Sanders, who is an incredible human being & a genuine inspiration, I don’t endorse Joe Biden,” Gray wrote. “I supported Bernie Sanders because he backed ideas like #MedicareForAll, cancelling ALL student debt, & a wealth tax. Biden supports none of those.”
Additionally, Gray indicated she agreed that it was “almost insulting” for Biden to suggest lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 60, in lieu of adopting universal health coverage.
See the tweets below:
With the utmost respect for Bernie Sanders, who is an incredible human being & a genuine inspiration, I don't endorse Joe Biden.
I supported Bernie Sanders because he backed ideas like #MedicareForAll, cancelling ALL student debt, & a wealth tax. Biden supports none of those.
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) April 13, 2020
I can hardly believe what I am watching.
It's supposed to be a CONVERSATION.
I've never seen this happen in my entire life. https://t.co/1GcGvFCIFE
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 13, 2020
The Democratic Socialists of America tweeted this over the weekend.
We are not endorsing @JoeBiden.
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) April 12, 2020
This is going to be a big problem for Biden.