Biden won't commit to backing Sanders if he's the nominee
Posted: 6:40 PM, Jan 28, 2020
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DES MOINES, IOWA - JANUARY 14: Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) reacts as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) makes a point during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates out of the field qualified for the first Democratic presidential primary debate of 2020, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Former Vice President Joe Biden is stopping short of saying he’d support Bernie Sanders if the progressive Vermont senator wins the Democratic presidential nomination.
Biden said Tuesday that he won't make any judgments now and that his decision could depend on how the two men treat each other as the primary fight plays out.
Tensions between Biden and Sanders have escalated recently.
The two men reflect the larger ideological battle between a Democratic establishment in which Biden has spent his career and the progressive left that has surged in influence since Sanders' failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
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