Former chairman of the Democratic National Committee Paul Kirk has endorsed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Paul Kirk announced his endorsement of Senator Sanders at a press conference in Hanover, New Hampshire on Thursday evening.
“Among all the Presidential candidates, only Bernie Sanders is telling that truth: The unlimited amounts of money flooding our political system from a narrow and immensely wealthy slice of American society is the most pernicious internal peril threatening the fundamental tenets of economic, political, moral and social justice and, not least, the fairness and vibrancy of our representative democracy,” Kirk said in a statement.
“For his outspoken and courageous leadership, his candid and consistent pledge of allegiance to that All-American ideal, I am proud to be here to join this ‘untiring effort’; and, as a former Chairman of the National Democratic Party, to endorse Bernie Sanders for our Party’s nomination for President of the United States of America.”
— MaryAlice Parks (@maryaliceparks) January 14, 2016
Paul Kirk served as chair of the Democratic National Committee between 1985 and 1989, and served in the Senate for a short time following Ted Kennedy’s death. Previously, Kirk endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008.
Sanders also received the endorsement of John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock, PA and Pennsylvania senate candidate. He made the announcement in a Facebook post on Thursday.
You can read Kirk’s complete statement on Sanders’ website.