On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced on a conference call and later on social media that he was suspending his presidential campaign.
“Today I am suspending my campaign,” stated Sanders on his official Twitter handle. “But while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on.”
With Sanders out of the race, former Vice President Joe Biden has effectively become the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.
In a statement released after news of the Sanders resignation broke, Biden commended his former opponent for his efforts and the political movement he helped advance.
“Bernie has put his heart and soul into not only running for President, but for the causes and issues he has been dedicated to his whole life,” stated Biden.
“He hasn’t just run a political campaign; he’s created a movement. And make no mistake about it, I believe it’s a movement that is as powerful today as it was yesterday.”
Here in no particular order are four reactions from Christian leaders of varying political backgrounds to the news of Sanders suspending his campaign.