Samantha Power votes for Biden, praises his 'empathy and decency'

Samantha Power votes for Biden, praises his 'empathy and decency'
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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha PowerSamantha Jane PowerMore than 100 national security professionals urge Trump to invoke Defense Production Act Samantha Power votes for Biden, praises his 'empathy and decency' President Trump's strike of choice MORE on Super Tuesday announced her endorsement of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims The Memo: Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation The Hill's Campaign Report: Coronavirus forces Democrats to postpone convention MORE, praising what she called his “empathy and decency.”

Power, a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and a Massachusetts resident, tweeted Tuesday that she had voted for Biden despite policies she admired from Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMaryland Legislative Black Caucus pushes for state to release racial breakdown of coronavirus impact Hillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees MORE (D-Mass.) and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE.

“The foundations of a progressive policy platform are empathy and decency, which @JoeBiden embodies to a truly rare extent,” Power tweeted Tuesday. “These qualities are also the antithesis of the narcissism and cruelty of @realDonaldTrump. The contrast will be stark.”

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"@JoeBiden is running not to go back in time or to 'unite' w/ a @GOP that now cares more about itself than the country," she added. "He is running to bring America to a place where we care for one another, where everyone is seen and included & where government has your back when you stumble."

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Power went on to recount learning that Biden gave out his personal cellphone number to people he met who had suffered “great personal loss.”

Power, who served as ambassador from 2013 to 2017, is the latest of several Obama administration officials to endorse the former vice president, including former White House chief of staff Denis McDonoughDenis Richard McDonoughSamantha Power votes for Biden, praises his 'empathy and decency' Former Obama chief of staff endorses Biden Former Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report MORE and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

Biden also secured the endorsements of several former competitors for the Democratic nomination ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries, including Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus Democrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden MORE (D-Minn.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat MORE and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).