Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that he will make an endorsement in the Democratic nomination fight sometime this week.
Reid-who has so far remained neutral in the race--has been urging superdelegates for months to make a decision soon after the primary process concludes Tuesday evening.
"Something will be done this week," said Reid when asked if he had plans to endorse either candidate. Reid said he wanted to set an example for other undecided senators and said he will be taking action, but did not give a specific date.
According to Roll Call, Reid emphatically said "yes" when asked if he would endorse this week.
Reid also came to the defense of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), as the AP has effectively called the race for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), prompting further calls for Clinton to drop out as soon as possible.
"Sen Clinton needs to be left alone," said Reid speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon. "Let’s let the Democratic primaries play out."
The long primary season will offically end Tuesday night following the conclusion of the Montana and South Dakota primaries
It was unclear when Reid will make any announcements but aides say it could come as early as Wednesday