Biden On Pressuring Sanders To Exit Race: ‘We Should Be A Little Graceful’

Vice President Joe Biden told CNN on Wednesday that while it was “clear” who the Democratic presidential nominee would be, Democrats “should be a little graceful” in waiting for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to drop out of the race.

Hillary Clinton declared herself the presumptive nominee Tuesday night, when she won primary contests in New Jersey and California. The Associated Press had declared her the party’s presumptive nominee Monday night after calling superdelegates to see how they planned on voting.

“I think that’s his call,” Biden told CNN when asked whether Sanders should exit the race. “It’s clear we know who the nominee is going to be. I think we should be a little graceful and give him the opportunity to decide on his own.”

Neither Biden nor President Barack Obama have formally endorsed either candidate. Reports earlier this week said President Barack Obama would be ready to endorse Clinton as early as this week, though.

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