Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) endorsed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for president on Monday, making him the primary member of Congress to again her 2020 marketing campaign.
Lieu introduced his endorsement on Twitter:
Lieu, who represents a part of Los Angeles, has served in Congress since 2015. Like Harris, Lieu is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.
“We’re proud to have his assist,” stated Harris press secretary Ian Sams.
With the sphere of Democratic candidates nonetheless rising, only a few politicians have made public endorsements within the 2020 race. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) endorsed his twin brother, former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. Harris additionally has the backing of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Lieu’s endorsement got here sooner or later after Harris formally kicked off her presidential marketing campaign with a rally in Oakland, her hometown. In the course of the occasion, Harris vowed to combat “for the folks” and criticized Trump for dividing the nation.
“America, we’re higher than this,” she informed the gang of roughly 20,000 folks. “Individuals in energy try to persuade us that the villain in our American story is one another. However that isn’t our story. That isn’t who we’re. That’s not our America.”
A number of different presidential hopefuls, together with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), have additionally entered the race, whereas others, together with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), are nonetheless contemplating operating.
This story has been up to date with a quote from Ian Sams.