US lawyer and politician Kirsten Gillibrand, who has been serving as the New York Senator since 2009, recently separated herself from other Democratic hopefuls by withdrawing her name from the 2020 presidential race.
The New York Senator on Tuesday posted a video on Twitter, announcing that she would end her campaign on Wednesday. The critics argued that since Gillibrand failed to qualify for the third Democratic primary debate, scheduled for September, the only good way of escaping the entire criticism was to drop out.
In her twitter video, Kirsten Gillibrand said, “I know this isn’t the result that we wanted. We wanted to win this race. But it’s important to know when it’s not your time, and to know how you can best serve your community and country. I believe I can best serve by helping to unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020.”
With innumerable Democratic hopefuls standing in line for the 2020 presidential race, it really became a difficult task to differentiate between the candidates and choose the best eligible ones. However, the two-day Democratic debates that took place in Detroit in late July and early August helped to know more about the perspectives and opinions of the candidates through their dialogues.
Miami Democratic debate topper Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders were declared as the first day winners of the Second Democratic Debate in Detroit while Cory Booker and Joe Biden stood out as the winners of the second day.
The earlier Democratic debates have become huge turnouts for the presidential hopefuls and the qualifying candidates for the third debate, though the question of who would become the ultimate face against the Republican figure still remains in vague.
Since, Kirsten Gillibrand failed to reach the polling and donor thresholds necessary to qualify the third debate, she announced her drop out. She added, “I think being able to have a voice on a debate stage, when other candidates have that, is really important. And without it, I just didn’t see our path.”
With the current decision, Gillibrand has become the first woman to drop out of the 2020 race. As much of Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign focused on women’s issues, she wishes to endorse a new candidate in the primary Democratic presidential race.
The Senate seat that was once being held by 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is now filled in by Kirsten Gillibrand, who believes that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country although she has not made it clear whether the new candidate that she wants to endorse would be a woman.