Senator Bernie Sanders, D-VT., has suspended his campaign for the Democrat nomination for President. He informed his campaign of the decision in a phone call on Wednesday morning.

His suspension all but guarantees that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the Democrat nominee for president in 2020 and will contend against President Trump in the general election on November 3, 2020.

In remarks to supporters on Wednesday, Sen. Sanders said that he did not see a feasible path to obtaining the Democrat nomination.

Sen. Sanders campaigned as a self-described “democratic socialist,” who was repeatedly criticized for comments that were favorable to communist dictators. In recent remarks praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, Sanders said, “When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”

Sen. Sanders ran on a platform of Medicare for All, the redistribution of wealth, abortion on demand up until birth, the cancellation of student loan debt, free public college for all and the Green New Deal.

He was endorsed by liberal firebrands and political neophytes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Talib, D-Mich., three members of the so-called “Squad,” which is made up of four ultra-liberal Democrat freshmen congresswoman elected in the 2018 midterms.

According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Sen. Sanders received $181,926,259 in contributions to his 2020 presidential campaign as of February 29, 2020. The amount Sen. Sanders raised is more than double the $88,049,799 that Vice President Biden received for his campaign as of February 29.

Sen. Sanders also came in second behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, before she lost to President Trump on November 8, 2016.

The Democrat Party has delayed its national convention from July until August over concerns due to the coronavirus. The Democrat National Convention will now be held August 17-20 where former Vice President Biden will officially be nominated as the Democrat nominee.

Sen. Sanders’ failure to capture the Democrat nomination reveals that the American people, even Democrats, aren’t yet willing to fully embrace socialism.

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