How top Sanders surrogates feel about his endorsement of Joe Biden

Some of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ top campaign surrogates spoke to the New York Times about what it means that their former candidate, the leader of a massive grassroots movement, has endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Why it matters: Convincing progressives to support Biden is viewed as key to building the coalition needed to defeat President Trump in November.

  • Biden himself has acknowledged this reality, appearing on a livestream with Sanders on Monday to announce six task forces that the two former rivals will form to work toward compromise on big issues.