New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to Run for President in 2020

HeadlineJan 16, 2019

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday she’s joining the race for the presidency in 2020. Gillibrand announced her run on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: “Well, I’m going to run for the 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, which is why I believe that healthcare should be a right and not a privilege.”

Sen. Gillibrand’s aides say she’ll run on a platform supporting a Medicare-for-all healthcare plan. She’s also pledged to fight for universal paid family leave and publicly funded federal elections. Gillibrand was appointed as New York’s junior senator in 2009 after Hillary Clinton left the post to become secretary of state; she’s since won two elections to retain her seat. Gillibrand joined Congress as a conservative so-called Blue Dog Democrat with a favorable rating from the National Rifle Association but has since backed progressive legislation including the Green New Deal.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop