Why Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed Hillary, despite a bitter history with the Clintons
After carefully avoiding any involvement in the Democratic presidential primary, Gov. Jerry Brown dropped his neutrality – and looked past his bitter history with the Clintons – to endorse Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
In an open letter to Democrats and independents, Brown urged voters who do not want to see a Donald Trump presidency to stop the infighting and rally behind Clinton, the Democratic front-runner.
“This is no time for Democrats to keep fighting each other,” he wrote. “The general election has already begun.”
Brown said Clinton has made a persuasive case that she is capable of pushing forward a progressive agenda, and her lead over rival Bernie Sanders is so large at this point that the insurgent Vermonter no longer stands any realistic chance of winning the party’s nomination. Clinton is poised to wrap up the nomination on June 7, when California and five other states will be voting.