Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) will announce in a call to campaign staff on Wednesday that he is dropping out of the presidential race.
“I wanted to just let everyone know that in a half hour I will be publicly announcing the suspension of our campaign. Needless to say this is a very difficult and painful decision for me,” Sanders said in a Wednesday morning call with his campaign staff, according to NBC News. “There is no alternative.”
Sanders has remained in the primary despite multiple sweeping victories by rival Joe Biden. The Vermont senator has won 883 delegates in state primaries to Biden’s 1,196.