BREAKING: Gillibrand Calls It Quits

  • 08/28/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
BREAKING: Gillibrand Calls It Quits
By U.S. Senate Photographic Studio (Gillibrand's Senate Website) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary after failing to gain momentum. 

The two-term senator who advocated for the #MeToo movement faced criticism on two fronts. 

The Clintonesque leader exasperated Democratic Party leaders after demanding Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) resign. 

Simultaneously, grassroots activists considered her "evolution" from a moderate Blue Dog Democrat in the House to an unabashedly liberal senator, nothing more than a self-serving and cynical move to accrue absolute power. (Vox)
 

Following middling performances at the June and July Democratic debates and a failure to qualify for the September debate, Gillibrand officially called it quits in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday.

She told the Times’s Alexander Burns that she would endorse another candidate and hinted that she would prefer the nominee be a woman, although she didn’t say whom she would like to see as the nominee.

Gillibrand followed up with a video on her Twitter account announcing she was officially dropping out:

 

Gillibrand was one of a historic number of women running for the Democratic nomination and had established a platform heavily centered on the potential for women to power the party. As a leading sponsor of legislation to advance paid family leave and abortion rights, she intends to continue emphasizing this message as a member of the Senate.

 
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