Senator of New York and former 2020 presidential nominee Kirsten Gillibrand announced her support for Joe Biden to become the President by defeating Donald Trump. On Thursday, she put a tweet saying Biden showed commitment to equality and represented experienced leadership through his campaign. That's the reason behind endorsing Biden even though they had debate stage clashes during the Democratic debates over Biden's views on gender roles. Gillibrand ran for the presidency in March 2019 and attended two Democratic debates before suspending her campaign as she failed the requirements needed for the third Democratic debate.
In a tweet on Thursday from her official account, Kirsten wrote - "I'm proud to endorse @JoeBiden today. Our country needs a president who will provide steady, honest leadership, and I believe Joe has the right experience, empathy, and character to lead. I'm excited to help him defeat Donald Trump in November." Responding to the endorsement, Biden's campaign team released a more extended version of the statement from Gibbibrand that praised former Vice President to be a "champion for women and families." She further added - "It is clear that our country desperately needs a president with experience, honesty, and integrity - that person is Vice President Joe Biden. Not only does he have the experience to lead our country but he also has empathy and character to go with it. Joe will fight for policies that reward work, such as the Family Act and will be a champion for women, families, workers, and young people."
Interestingly, Gillibrand bashed Biden on multiple occasions on quality and women-centric issues. Anyways, with Gillibrand's endorsement on Thursday, a total of 15 US senators and 13 former Democratic presidential candidates are now endorsing Joe Biden for Presidency. A few days back, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii had also announced her support for Biden after the suspension of her campaign. Biden responded to Gillibrand's endorsement on Twitter from his official handle. He tweeted - ". @SenGillibrand has never been afraid to speak without fear, to be brave in the face of injustice, and to empower others to get off the sidelines. I'm thrilled and honored to have her support."
Here's the tweet:
.@SenGillibrand has never been afraid to speak without fear, to be brave in the face of injustice, and to empower others to get off the sidelines. I'm thrilled and honored to have her support. https://t.co/3DWCZnsnqB— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 20, 2020
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