A full transcript of his speech in New Hampshire was published somewhat ironically by Fortune and includes all the expected platitudes that a high-profile endorsement should contain.
Five weeks after Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, the United States senator from Vermont ended his upstart campaign and joined her at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to put their bitter primary battle behind them.
"I'm actually really happy that Hillary's being supported by him now, I feel like I got to support my platform and I think she's going to get it done too", said Holly Jasper, who caucused for Sanders.
On more than one occasion, Sanders questioned Clinton's judgment.
She urged Sanders' supporters to join her campaign and make it their own. "These are Bernie's fights", Clinton said. They say this event was a good start in that direction.
Salazar says the party still needs to work on unity.
Sanders has spent the past month seeking to influence the party's platform for the Philadelphia convention and promote electoral reforms including allowing independents to participate in future primaries.
"I would say that his endorsement and talking to my family and friends are going to go a long way in deciding my vote", said Jennifer Chamberlin, a founder of the grass-roots group Kitsap Loves Bernie, who hasn't decided yet how she'll vote. The last time a candidate flip-flopped this bad he got swift-boated. "Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process", Sanders told a packed audience. Jeanne Shaheen said "we need to elect Hillary", she was interrupted by shouts of "No!" and chants of "Bernie, Bernie".
"I think he said those to remind people that she has committed to do these things and it's now on record because she was standing there and didn't refute any of that", Lynch said.
". At this moment, our country, our values, and our common vision for a transformed America, are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton", he wrote.
"I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision", Sander said. Let me just echo every argument that Republicans have to vote for him and remind you that he will appoint Supreme Court justices! Clinton and the Democratic Party have embraced many of Sanders' progressive positions, and Clinton even announced a plan for free college tuition last week.
Pence made a tepid endorsement of Ted Cruz, a conservative senator from Texas, but switched to Trump when Cruz dropped out.