BREAKING: Sen. Cory Booker Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced on Monday morning that he was ending his 2020 presidential ambitions.

After failing to qualify for the last Democratic presidential primary debate, Booker announced in a tweet that he would be suspending his presidential bid.

Booker shared a video montage of his presidential campaign online, sharing that: “It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’m suspending my campaign for president.”

The senator added: “To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot—thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together.”

CNN reports Booker also sent out an email on Monday to his supporters where he said the decision to drop out “was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory.”

The report adds:

The New Jersey Democrat’s announcement came a day before six presidential candidates will participate in the CNN/Des Moines Register’s debate in Des Moines, Iowa. He did not qualify for the event. It also came as the Senate gears up for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

“Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington,” Booker wrote.

His announcement marks another departure of a high-profile black candidate from the 2020 race. After not making the December debate, Booker criticized the rules that kept him from qualifying for the event and was outspoken about the growing lack of diversity on stage.

Fellow senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar responded to the announcement saying she will miss her friend.

“I will miss my friend Cory Booker so much on the campaign trail. We were friends before this started and are even better friends now. The one thing about Cory—he never stops standing up for what is right…so, the best is yet to come!” Klobuchar tweeted.