Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Presidential Run On "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has joined a growing list of Democrats who said they intend to run for president. The announcement came during Tuesday's edition of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Gillibrand said about her candidacy: "As a young mom, I'm going to fight for other peoples' kids as hard as I'm going to fight for my own, which is why I believe healthcare should be a right and not a privilege. It is why I believe we should have better public schools for our kids, because it shouldn't matter what block you grow up on. And I believe that anybody who wants to work hard enough should be able to get any job training they need to earn their way to the middle class."

"But you are never going to accomplish any of those things if you don't take on the systems of power that make all of that impossible," she also said. "Which is taking on institutional racism, corruption, and greed in Washington. Taking on the special interests that write legislation in the dead of night."

"I know that I have the compassion, the courage, and the fearless determination to get that done," she said.

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