As the 2020 race to challenge Republican President Donald Trump heats up, the rhetoric among his likely opponents has become increasingly dramatic.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is rumored to be planning a run for the White House, has rapidly descended into identity politics while attempting to capitalize on the #MeToo movement (despite building her entire political career on the backs of the Clintons, of course).
Our future is:— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 5, 2018
Powered by our belief in one another.
And we’re just getting started.
But Florida Senator Marco Rubio is calling Gilliabrand out on her antics and reminding everyone about what America really stands for.
Our future is:— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 5, 2018
An identity based not on gender,race,ethnicity or religion. But on the powerful truth that all people are created equal with a God given right to life,liberty & the pursuit of happiness. https://t.co/3Z9QckcaOX
Meanwhile, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has gone so far off the deep end with identity politics that she may have completely blown her 2020 chances.
Advisers close to Ms. Warren say she has privately expressed concern that she may have damaged her relationships to Native American groups and her own standing with progressive activists, particularly those who are racial minorities. Several outside advisers are even more worried: They say they believe a plan should be made to repair that damage, possibly including a strong statement of apology.
The advisers say Ms. Warren will have to confront the issue again if she announces a presidential campaign, which is expected in the coming weeks, and several would like her to act soon.
Publicly, at this point, the senator isn’t second-guessing her actions.