Jesse Jackson endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, saying he trusts her to work with groups including women and immigrants, CNN reported.
Jackson gave a speech at the site of a memorial in Chicago recognizing the hundreds of children who have been killed in the city. He cited Clinton’s commitment to working with diverse communities.
“We trust her to work on health care, to fight for the poor … for the willingness to fight for civil rights,” Jackson said, according to CNN.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) June 11, 2016
Jackson has a long history with both Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) which he said prevented him from endorsing in the primary race, according to The Hill. He previously endorsed President Obama in 2008 over Clinton.
Jackson recently reached out to Sanders to encourage unity within the party and advised him to “support the winner,” Clinton, CNN reported.