Tulsi Gabbard announced Thursday that she is suspending her campaign for president and endorsing Joe Biden.
From her written announcement:
Throughout my life, and this campaign, my motivation has been to serve God, our country, and the American people as best I can. I feel that the best way that I can be of service at this time is to continue to work for the health and wellbeing of the people of Hawaii and our country in Congress, and to stand ready to serve in uniform should the Hawaii National Guard be activated.
After Tuesday's election, it is clear that Democratic Primary voters have chosen Vice President Joe Biden to be the person who will take on President Trump in the general election.
I know Vice President Biden and his wife and am grateful to have called his son Beau a friend who also served in the National Guard. Although I may not agree with the Vice President on every issue, I know that he has a good heart and is motivated by his love for our country and the American people. I'm confident that he will lead our country guided by the spirit of aloha — respect and compassion — and thus help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart.
So today, I'm suspending my presidential campaign, and offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden in his quest to bring our country together.
The move officially leaves only Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders left as Democratic contenders, one of whom will take on President Trump in November.