Hirono Says Gabbard Not ‘Progressive’ Enough for 2020

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Monday declined to endorse Rep. Tulsi Gabbard when asked if she would support the fellow Democrat Hawaii lawmaker’s 2020 presidential campaign. 

Pressed on whether she will support Gabbard’s bid, Hirono told MSNBC that she is “looking for someone who has a long record of supporting progressive goals.”

“I certainly wish all of our candidates the best because it is going to be a long, hard race, and so I wish everyone well,” Hirono added, “but for myself in these times of what I would call not normal times, I want someone who has very much been on the page in terms of supporting equal opportunity, choice, all of the kinds of issues that I’ve been fighting for decades.”