Biden earns endorsement from former House impeachment manager

Biden earns endorsement from former House impeachment manager
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control MORE gained a prominent endorsement Wednesday from former House impeachment manager Rep. Sylvia GarciaSylvia GarciaThe Hill's 12:30 Report: House to vote on .2T stimulus after mad dash to Washington Overnight Energy: Iconic national parks close over coronavirus concerns | New EPA order limits telework post-pandemic | Lawmakers urge help for oil and gas workers Bipartisan lawmakers urge assistance for oil and gas workers MORE (D-Texas).

Garcia’s endorsement marks the sixth from a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to back Biden. The bilingual freshman member of Congress praised the former vice president’s approach to helping working families. 

“He understands that a quality education, access to affordable health care, and economic opportunities are essential in creating a pathway to the middle-class,” she said in a statement. “I know as president he will ensure that no one is left behind — and that’s why I’m proud to endorse him for President.”

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The Texas Democrat cited her own experience as the reasoning for her support of Biden. 

“I know first hand from my experiences growing up poor what a struggling working family looks like and I know the issues that matter to them,” she said. “My parents always taught me that with hard work, a good education, and faith in God, I could accomplish anything. I wish it were still that way today.”

The former vice president’s campaign touts more than 100 endorsements from Latino leaders across the country.

Texas will be an important battleground state in the Super Tuesday primaries on March 3, with 228 delegates, more than 15 percent of those available on the big primary day. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: White House projects grim death toll from coronavirus | Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead | US surpasses China in official virus deaths | CDC says 25 percent of cases never show symptoms 14 things to know for today about coronavirus Hillicon Valley: Trump, telecom executives talk coronavirus response | Pelosi pushes funding for mail-in voting | New York AG wants probe into firing of Amazon worker | Marriott hit by another massive breach MORE (D-Calif.) selected the Texas Democrat to serve as a House manager in the Senate impeachment trial of President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE. The president was accused and then acquitted of obstructing Congress and abuse of power, when he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden and his son, while withholding military aid from the country.