The former vice president abruptly announced on Tuesday morning that he won’t spend primary night in New Hampshire as planned and instead is flying to South Carolina to headline a newly scheduled kick-off rally in the state he’s long considered his campaign firewall.
H/T: Fox News
WATCH: As Democratic presidential candidates hone in on #NewHampshire for primary, Joe Biden is leaving the Granite State for #SouthCarolina tonight; Biden says he's "not at all" worried about message that sends; The ex-VP not projected to finish well in NH @OKCFOX pic.twitter.com/BaXCnqoa9l— Dan Snyder (@DanSnyderFOX25) February 11, 2020
Speaking to reporters, Biden said, “We're going to fight for every vote we have here and then I'm getting on a plane, heading down there, doing a rally down in South Carolina to get going and then getting on a plane and going to Nevada.”
When asked by a reporter if he was concerned about the message leaving early would send to New Hampshire voters, Biden replied, "They know we've worked our heart here, we're continuing. We're going to go all the way to the end.”
NEXT STOP SOUTH CAROLINA: @JoeBiden is officially leaving #NewHampshire before the first-in-the-nation primary results even come in. Exclusive video of his Granite State goodbye is coming up on @NECN @NBC10Boston #fitn pic.twitter.com/qtgX6NtFoj— Nestor Mato (@NestorMatoTV) February 11, 2020
The “world's tallest campaign manager” Brad Parscale appeared Tuesday afternoon on The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino and shared his thoughts on Biden's abrupt departure, his chances for winning the nomination moving forward and his reaction to the Bloomberg ‘Stop and Frisk’ audio tape from 2015 that surfaced earlier today.
https://t.co/guc8yIv91w Biden, had no choice, but to run for prez. he knew running would become his immediate "sanctuary" from investigations into his crimes & corruptions, that he so badly needed.— Larry Sizemore (@s51izemore) February 11, 2020
And, just in case you missed it, make sure you experience what has to be one of the cringiest moments of the 2020 Democrat primary season. It may just represent New Hampshire for Biden in a nutshell. Watch below.