Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE gained a prominent endorsement Wednesday from former House impeachment manager Rep. Sylvia GarciaSylvia GarciaDemocrat introduces bill to prevent presidents from nuking hurricanes The Hill’s 12:30 Report: House returns to DC for coronavirus relief Minority caucuses endorse Texas Afro-Latina for Congress MORE (D-Texas).
Garcia’s endorsement marks the sixth from a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to back Biden. The bilingual freshman member of Congress praised the former vice president’s approach to helping working families.
“He understands that a quality education, access to affordable health care, and economic opportunities are essential in creating a pathway to the middle-class,” she said in a statement. “I know as president he will ensure that no one is left behind — and that’s why I’m proud to endorse him for President.”
The Texas Democrat cited her own experience as the reasoning for her support of Biden.
“I know first hand from my experiences growing up poor what a struggling working family looks like and I know the issues that matter to them,” she said. “My parents always taught me that with hard work, a good education, and faith in God, I could accomplish anything. I wish it were still that way today.”
The former vice president’s campaign touts more than 100 endorsements from Latino leaders across the country.
Texas will be an important battleground state in the Super Tuesday primaries on March 3, with 228 delegates, more than 15 percent of those available on the big primary day.
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE (D-Calif.) selected the Texas Democrat to serve as a House manager in the Senate impeachment trial of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE. The president was accused and then acquitted of obstructing Congress and abuse of power, when he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden and his son, while withholding military aid from the country.
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