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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 PowerSamantha Power's Herculean task: Turning a screw with a rubber screwdriver Biden taps career civil servants to acting posts at State, USAID, UN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump impeached again; now what? MORE on Super Tuesday announced her endorsement of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report 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 WarrenOvernight Health Care: Biden says US will have enough vaccine for all adults by end of May | Biden calls on all states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March | Texas, Mississippi lift mask mandates Biden picks for financial agencies offer preview of regulatory agenda Becerra tells Warren he will do 'thorough review' of executive actions on drug prices MORE (D-Mass.) and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg'Lucky': How Warren took down Bloomberg Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison On The Trail: The political perils of Snowmageddon 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 McDonoughPentagon launches civilian-led commission to address military sexual assault Senate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary Senate confirms Vilsack as Agriculture secretary 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 KlobucharBill introduced to create RBG monument on Capitol Hill Lawmakers offer gun control bill to end 'boyfriend loophole' Juan Williams: Hypocrisy runs riot in GOP MORE (D-Minn.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHarris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden vs. Trump, part II MORE and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).