Two members of Congress endorsed Democratic 2020 candidate Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, the latest congressional endorsements for the 77-year-old former vice president.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights pioneer, recorded a video released by Biden’s campaign showing him telling Americans he’s “seen the same kind of evil” that he once saw in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.
The video showed white supremacist groups rallying in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 as well as archived photographs of Lewis.
“You judge the character of a man by how he chooses to respond to that moral obligation,” Lewis said. “Vice President Joe Biden has never stopped speaking up for his fellow man.”
Both he and Biden believe lawmakers are fighting to “redeem the soul of America,” the representative added. Biden “has no delusion about this nation’s past but he knows who we can be at our best.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) later endorsed Biden in a statement released by Biden’s campaign.
“Dignity of Work isn’t a slogan—it’s who we are, and how we govern; Joe Biden understands that. And as we face both a public health crisis and an economy in turmoil, we need a steady hand more than ever,” Brown said.
“Joe Biden has the experience, the tenacity, and the empathy to lead in a crisis, and the hope to bring us together, and steer us toward brighter days ahead,” he added.
Biden has received endorsements from over 100 representatives and 15 senators along with a number of governors.
Only Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 78, remain in a once-crowded field. Sanders has been endorsed by nine representatives, one senator, and no governors.
Sanders’s last congressional endorsement came last month from Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.).
Biden also received endorsements earlier this month from Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.). He scored a number of endorsements last month, including support from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), two former Democratic presidential contenders.