by Mary Margaret Olohan
Democratic Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan announced his endorsement of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday.
Ryan, who is also a former Democratic presidential candidate, said he endorsed Biden because he believes Biden can win over states that President Donald Trump won in the 2016 election.
“I think this election for many, many Democrats, regardless of where you live, is about who can beat Donald Trump,” Ryan said on MSNBC. “And the key to that is who can beat Donald Trump in Michigan, in Wisconsin, in Western Pennsylvania, in Ohio. And I’m convinced that that’s Joe Biden.”
Ryan added that candidates and people want a “revolution” and that the best way to “have a revolution in the United States is to get rid of Donald Trump.”
“I’m going to support him,” Ryan said. “I’m going to do everything I can for him in the early states and in the Midwest to help him become the nominee and beat Donald Trump.”
The former presidential candidate said he has witnessed Biden interacting with people in crowds, adding that Biden has a connection to the working class in his bones.
“He’s got the touch,” Ryan added.
“If he’s got a plan that appeals to me, that’s a plan that’s going to appeal to the industrial midwest, and that’s a winner for us,” Ryan said.
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Mary Margaret Olohan is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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