Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar this weekend joined the list of women candidates for the US presidential election. of 2020, a race in which the Republicans trust in the popularity of the current president, Donald Trump.
Up to five women have officially announced their electoral campaign ahead of the elections in November 2020, demonstrating their intention to unseat Trump and reach the White House to become the first president of the United States.
In addition to Warren and Klobuchar, Senator Kamala Harris, member of the Lower House, Tulsi Gabbard, and author Marianne Williamson have launched their candidacies.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in turn, announced in January the formation of an exploratory committee to analyze her possible presidential candidacy, a legal step prior to a hypothetical official announcement.
If their participation is confirmed, a total of six Democratic women will battle to be the candidate of their party for the elections of November of 2020, where they will face Trump.
The position contrary to the policies of the New York mogul in terms of immigration, economy and the environment, mainly, has been the main axis of the majority of the declarations of intentions of the presidential candidates.
In his opening speech this Saturday, Warren called Trump “the last and most extreme symptom of what has gone wrong in the United States, the product of a rigged system that brings together the rich and powerful.”
“The richest and most powerful people in the United States have put pressure on Washington and have paid politicians to tilt the system year after year,” added Warren, one of the most progressive senators of the Democratic caucus.
Klobuchar, a moderate senator representing the state of Minnesota, also charged today against Trump when presenting his candidacy.
“We are tired: our nation must be governed not by chaos, but by opportunity,” Klobuchar said in his speech.
The other senator who has made her candidacy official is Kamala Harris, a California lawmaker who enjoys high approval ratings among members of the Democratic Party.
Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, was California’s attorney general before winning her seat in the US House of Representatives in 2016.
“Truth, justice, decency, equality, freedom, democracy, these are not just words, they are the values we as Americans appreciate, and they are all at stake now,” Harris argued in his speech announcing his election campaign.
Apart from these women, the Latin Julian Castro, who was Secretary of Housing during the Government of US President Barack Obama (2009-2017), Senator Cory Booker, the legislator John Delaney and the entrepreneur Andrew Yang have also been nominated as candidates for president.
For his part, Trump, who won the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election against most predictions, confirmed last year that he would seek re-election.
Trump’s popularity comes at a good time, after his State of the Union speech this week was well received by the American people and that national economic indicators, such as unemployment, have registered good data, among other issues.
So much so that the Republicans have left in the hands of Trump his options to continue with the Executive Power of the country.
So far, no other candidate has shown a desire to run for the Republican Party primaries, although there are some names that are considered potential contenders.
The governors of Maryland and Ohio, Larry Hogan and John Kasich, respectively, and the senator for Nebraska, Ben Sasse, could be the only ones of his party who dare to battle with Trump for the Republican nomination.
Anyway, up to six Democratic women – a record – will try to win the candidacy of their party to then defeat the Republican rival in the 2020 election and become the first president in US history, after 45 men. (EFEUSA) .-