Bernie Sanders drops out of 2020 presidential race

His path to the Democratic nomination had become increasingly unrealistic given Joe Biden's Super Tuesday comeback.
1:27 | 04/09/20

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Transcript for Bernie Sanders drops out of 2020 presidential race
209 days until the election. Bernie Sanders has now dropped out of the race. Joe Biden will be the democratic nominee. Here's Mary Bruce. Reporter: Bernie Sanders dropping out today, telling supporters victory was "Virtually impossible." I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth. Reporter: Sanders' path to the nomination had become increasingly unrealistic ever since Joe Biden's big super Tuesday comeback. And as the coronavirus crisis grew, so did the questions. This feels a little bit like it did when you didn't come out when Hillary Clinton was clearly -- Well -- -- The person folks were going for. Can you explain why you're still in the race? Well, one the reasons -- that's not quite accurate. I worked as hard as I could for Hillary Clinton. Reporter: Today, Sanders gave in. I cannot in good conscience continue to mount a campaign that cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour. Reporter: Joe Biden is already looking ahead. Today he announced he will have a plan in place to vet potential running mates by the end of the month. Asked if he would consider announcing his pick in June, he said that's not a bad idea. And he's already said he will choose a woman. Mary, thank you. When we come back, Dr. Jen

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