Gillibrand endorses Biden for president

Gillibrand endorses Biden for president
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandLawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after T package Progressive advocates propose T 'green stimulus' plan Juan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal MORE (D-N.Y.) on Thursday endorsed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus response MORE, becoming the latest former Democratic presidential candidate to throw their support behind the Democratic frontrunner.

“He’s the absolute best candidate to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE, and I think he is the person who has gained the trust and the respect of the American people in a way that no one else has,” Gillibrand told The Washington Post.

“The truth is he’s run the strongest campaign.”

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After sweeping Tuesday's slate of primaries, Biden now has more than a 200-delegate lead on his sole competitor, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 22 points GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators MORE (I-Vt.). Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order The Hill's Morning Report — ,000,000,000,000: GOP unveils historic US rescue effort Gillibrand endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Hawaii) ended her long-shot campaign Thursday and then  endorsed Biden as well.

Gillibrand also told the Post that Biden has the skills to lead the country through the current coronavirus pandemic.

“His ability to empathize and absorb the fears of the country right now is essential,” the New York senator told the newspaper.

“I think we need a healer. . . . I do truly believe he is the man for this moment that we’re in here," she added.