Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to suspend his campaign today.
The Vermont senator sent out an email to press Wednesday morning with the tagline, “The Campaign Ends, The Struggle Continues.”
The news comes after a hard fought primary season which showed great promise for the senator, until the Democratic party coalesced around Joe Biden following his South Carolina victory.
Sanders’ decision sends an important message as the nation deals with an unprecedented public health crisis.
In this time of peril, there’s never been more at stake. It’s time to vote blue no matter who and end this national nightmare.
UPDATE: In a live broadcast, Bernie Sanders officially suspended his campaign. He vows to unite with former VP Biden to defeat the president in November. See a clip from Sanders’ speech below, as well as a statement from Joe Biden.