Jonathan Van Ness endorses Warren over her health care plan
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"Queer Eye's" Jonathan Van Ness is citing the cost of his HIV medication as the reason he's supporting Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report Biden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll MORE's (D-Mass.) White House bid.

The hairstyling pro and Netflix TV personality — who came out as HIV positive in an interview promoting his new memoir last week — tweeted his support for the presidential candidate on Wednesday. He wrote to his more than 780,000 Twitter followers:


Warren, one of the more progressive of the dozen-plus Democrats vying to be the party’s 2020 nominee, is a supporter of “Medicare for All.” 

It's not the first time that the 32-year-old Van Ness, who identifies as nonbinary, has gotten political. In April, he and other "Queer Eye" cast members were eyed posing for snapshots at the Capitol with House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats hammer abuse of power charge, allege Trump put self over country Overnight Energy: Trump issues rule replacing Obama-era waterway protections | Pelosi slams new rule as 'an outrageous assault' | Trump water policy exposes sharp divides Pelosi slams Trump administration's new water rule: 'An outrageous assault' MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden to go on Iowa tour with swing district lawmakers CNN cancels next week's Iowa town halls Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez hit back at JPMorgan CEO over comments on socialism: 'That's funny' MORE (D-N.Y.).

Warren tweeted a video of her call thanking Van Ness for his endorsement. 

"I'm glad we're going to be in this fight together, side by side. I love the endorsement, for all the right reasons," she said.

This story was updated at 10:57 p.m.