Princeton University professor and longtime civil rights activist Cornel West endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president on Monday.
WAPT Channel 16 reported that West made the announcement via the social medium Twitter:
I endorse Brother @BernieSanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years.— Cornel West (@Cornel West)1440468615.0
The sometimes prickly theologian went on to say:
Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country. #BernieSanders— Cornel West (@Cornel West)1440468650.0
We will push him with integrity toward a more comprehensive vision of freedom for all. @BernieSanders #BernieSanders2016— Cornel West (@Cornel West)1440468728.0
West said that he does not fully endorse Sanders' views on Palestine, but made it clear that the socialist-leaning senator has his vote for 2016.