Andrew Yang endorsed Joe Biden for president live on CNN Tuesday night during the network’s primary election night broadcast.
“The math says Joe is our prohibitive nominee,” Yang, 45, said after the former Vice President snagged wins in Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri.
“I always said I was going to support the nominee … so I hereby am endorsing Joe Biden.”
The former Democratic presidential candidate called Biden, 77, a “really patriotic public servant” and said he believed he was the man to lead the nation.
Yang said Biden called him about an endorsement last week and that it was “really hard to say no to Joe,” at that time but that he “wanted to let the democratic process play out.”
The entrepreneur, who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016, said he has “an admiration for Bernie [and] what he means to Americans.”
But, he said, “we need to bring the party together.”
“We need to start working on defeating Donald Trump in the fall.”
Biden, whose campaign was buoyed last week after receiving endorsements on the eve of Super Tuesday from former Democratic rivals Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, picked up two new endorsements this week from Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker.
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