John Kerry endorsement: Joe (Biden) will defeat Donald Trump next November
WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State John Kerry endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for his 2020 White House bid.
Kerry, who was the 2004 Democratic nominee for President, has worked with Biden in many capacities. The two were colleagues in the Senate for more than two decades and served together in their roles within the Obama administration.
“I don’t endorse lightly. Joe and I both got into public service to make our country fairer for people and make the world safer.” Kerry said, declaring that “Joe will defeat Donald Trump next November.”
Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack also endorsed Biden last month. Vilsack — a former Iowa governor — and his wife, Christie Vilsack, have joined Biden for several stops on the tour.
Kerry’s endorsement follows three former Obama administration officials endorsing Buttigieg earlier in the day.
“There’s never been a time more urgent for leadership at home that can work for the middle class and tackle existential issues like climate change where we are moving dangerously backwards. Joe is uniquely the person running for president who can beat Donald Trump and get to work on day one at home and in the world with no time to waste,” Kerry stated.
Contributing: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register