NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s official: Congressman James Clyburn has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president in the 2020 election.
Rep. Clyburn made the announcement Wednesday morning during an event at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.
The Congressman says Biden is the right choice because he knows the people of South Carolina and believes there is no one more ready to lead the country than the former Vice President.
Joe Biden was on hand for the event along with former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and Sen. Marlon Kimpson.
During the event, Biden again stressed the importance of earning the votes and support of South Carolinians, saying that the state has the power to propel a candidate to the White House.
Clyburn says the nation has reached a point of friction and that it’s time to make a change now.
“I’m supporting Joe Biden because he has what it takes to repair the damage Donald Trump has done to our country, and unify us as a nation,” said Kimpson in a tweet Wednesday.
Clyburn says he has known who he wants to back for some time, but promised the DNC and others that he would wait until after Tuesday night’s Democratic debate which happened at the Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston.
“I’ve known for a long time who I was going to vote for,” said Clyburn. “But I had not decided whether or not to share it with the public. But I want the public to know that I’m voting for Joe Biden.”
Rep Clyburn made the announcement Wednesday morning during an event at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.