Congressional Black Caucus PAC backs Biden's White House bid

In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather for a memorial ceremony for the late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, at the Capitol in Washington. From left are Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. The Congressional Black Caucus PAC is endorsing Joe Biden's presidential bid, further cementing his support among the nation's influential black political leadership. Black voters have long anchored the former vice president's White House bid with decisive wins in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday. The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus political action committee is New York congressman Gregory Meeks, who tells The Associated Press there's "no question" Biden is the right person to lead the country.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

DETROIT (AP) - The Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed Joe Biden's presidential bid on Monday, further cementing his support among the nation's influential black political leadership.

The political action committee's unanimous endorsement came on the heels of several key nods of support among caucus leadership and members, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and caucus Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass of California. The PAC is the caucus's separate campaign arm.

"There's no question that Joe Biden is badly needed by this country," CBC PAC Chairman Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York said in an interview with The Associated Press. "His leadership, his experience, his understanding on how to get things done and his ability to work and pull people together is needed now more than ever. We need someone that is a healer and not a divider, and that's Joe Biden."

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