Actress Connie Britton endorses former roommate Gillibrand for president

Actress Connie Britton on Sunday endorsed Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocrats torn on impeachment trial timing OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: 12 removed from National Guard inauguration security | Austin backs lifting transgender ban Biden Pentagon pick supports lifting transgender military ban MORE's (D-N.Y.) 2020 presidential campaign. 

"Go Kirsten go!" Britton, who roomed with Gillibrand while the two Dartmouth College alums studied abroad in China, said on Twitter.

"I’m so proud of you. You’ve shown me for years how brave you are and now it will be a thrill to watch you run. You have my support."

The endorsement from Britton, who is currently starring in Netflix's "Dirty John," came just hours after Gillibrand officially entered the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. 

The New York senator, who launched an exploratory committee for a potential run earlier this year, announced her candidacy in a video that took aim at President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE and championed many progressive causes. 


"Brave doesn’t spread hate, cloud truth, build a wall," Gillibrand says in the video. "That’s what fear does."

Gillibrand, who has served as a New York senator since 2009, also voices support for universal health care, the Green New Deal and ending gun violence in the video. 

She told HuffPost that the two were "quite adventurous" during their time in China. "We'd spend every weekend going someplace new in China and seeing and experiencing different things," Gillibrand said.

Britton earlier this month hosted a fundraising event for Gillibrand in Hancock Park, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Gillibrand is one of six women vying for the Democratic presidential nomination.