Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team

Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE on Sunday called for equal pay for the U.S. women's national soccer team. 

"Good luck to the @USWNT as they take on Chile!" Biden, who is currently running for president, tweeted Sunday. "As we cheer them on in the World Cup, we must support their fight off the field for equal pay. In 2019, it’s past time we close the pay gap and ensure women get paid as much as men."

The 2020 Democratic frontrunner joined other presidential hopefuls like Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Warren pledges to release Trump records if elected MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandGOP-Biden feud looms over impeachment trial Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE (D-N.Y.) who expressed similar sentiments last week


President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE, meanwhile, reported refused to say if the women's national soccer team should be paid the same as the men, saying "we'll talk about this later," when asked by a reporter. 

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKellyanne Conway knocks Biden, talks up Sanders in Wash Post op-ed Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments 'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits MORE said the president "supports equal pay for equal work," but declined to say specifically whether he reported the soccer team's efforts. 

Players on the team earlier this year sued the United States Soccer Federation, alleging gender discrimination and inequity in areas including pay, practice time, practice locations, medical treatment, coaching and travel. The team won its third World Cup title in 2015 and is currently defending that title in France. 

Biden, Warren, Harris and Gillibrand are among two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.