"She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States".
"I think he said those to remind people that she has committed to do these things and it's now on record because she was standing there and didn't refute any of that", Lynch said. Going forward he can mobilize his supporters to keep the heat on Clinton whenever her knee-jerk corporatism and militarism get the better of her.
The announcement came today in New Hampshire, the site of Sanders' first primary win. "Thank you, Bernie, for your endorsement, but more than that, thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice".
"Together, we have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution continues", Sanders said during his 30-minute endorsement speech.
Bernie Sanders may have broken the internet Tuesday morning when he spent more than 20 minutes endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
"Bernie's endorsement becomes Exhibit A in our rigged system - the Democrat Party is disenfranchising its voters to benefit the select and privileged few", said Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser to Trump. Which is why student Lauren Lambert said now, "I would probably say (Donald) Trump".
Progressive political organizations are following Sanders in throwing their support behind Clinton, including MoveOn.org, which endorsed the Vermont senator during the primary.
The about-face by Sanders, who called Clinton "one of the most intelligent people" he has ever met, comes months after he called Clinton unqualified to be president - a statement he walked back some.
"It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues", he said.
"She's a crook, and I'm not going to vote for a crook", Bailey said, adding that she would write in Sanders' name on the November ballot. She could solve just about all of her problems with the left side of her party by simply asking Bernie to join her as her running mate. "In other words, the Democratic National Convention will be a contested convention", Sanders said during a June 4, 2016, press conference.
We have rounded up a handful of reactions from some of Sanders' top supporters.
Bernie Sanders looks like he'd rather be dead than give a speech endorsing Hillary Clinton.