Amid the longest government shutdown in United States history, a lot of headway has been made in the nation’s capital. During the first half of January, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren have all thrown their hats in to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Furthermore, Kamala Harris is expected to announce her run for the presidency later this month. With all of this going on, it appears that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has something to say.
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced that she will be pursuing the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2020 Presidential Election. During an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, the New York Senator said, “I’m going to run for president of the United States, because as a young mom, I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.” Later, she stated, “I believe that health care should be a right and not a privilege. It’s why I believe we should have better public schools for our kids because it shouldn’t matter what block you grow up on.”
By electing to pursue the party’s nomination, Gillibrand joins a crowded race among Democrats that could become even more crowded as many expect Kamala Harris to announce her run for the presidency later this month.