Biden took a moment shortly after he was projected to win primaries on Tuesday to address Sanders’ supporters.
Biden made the speech from his home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, to avoid gatherings of more than ten Americans.
“Senator Sanders and I may disagree on tactics, but we share a common vision,” Biden said.
Watch his address below:
Biden went on to point out the ideas that they share including providing affordable health care and climate change.
He proceeded to address Sanders’ supporters directly.
“So let me say especially to the young voters who have been inspired by Senator Sanders: I hear you. I know what’s at stake,” Biden said, adding, “I know what we have to do.”
He transitioned to explaining how it was the goal of both himself and his campaign to unify the party and the nation.
Sanders and Biden have had shared a few heated exchanges in the past.
During a Democratic debate, Sanders received criticism from Biden surrounding his Medicare for All. The conversation shifted to the coronavirus outbreak and how the candidates would handle it, as IJR previously reported.
“People are looking for results, not a revolution,” Biden said.
Sanders has also slammed Biden for his ties to the Obama administration and how that has translated to votes from African Americans, as IJR previously reported.
“It’s not that I’m not popular. Biden is running with his ties to Obama,” Sanders said.
Biden is leading Sanders on the delegate count.
Biden won the primaries in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona. His total delegate count reaches 1,147. Sanders continues to fall behind with 861 delegates. The three primaries were held amid the coronavirus outbreak after the Ohio primary was postponed.Published in