• Halsey has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. (WireImage)Source: WireImage
“Bernie has been fighting for me since before I was alive – a queer woman in a multi-racial family who was raised poor in an American suburb."
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

11 Mar 2020 - 2:11 PM  UPDATED 11 Mar 2020 - 2:11 PM

Bisexual pop star Halsey has endorsed Bernie Sanders for Democratic presidential nominee, four years after she endorsed him in 2016.

“Bernie was fighting for me before I was even born, because that’s his philosophy - fight for somebody that you don’t know,” the singer said in a new campaign video released by Sanders this morning.

The endorsement came ahead of Democratic primaries/caucuses in Michigan, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Washington - with this afternoon's early results already tilting in Joe Biden's favour.

She continued: "A woman who got into the college of her dreams and couldn’t afford to go.

“A person physically tormented by a reproductive health disorder that I couldn’t afford to treat.

“A person who has repeatedly needed access to medical assistance, housing assistance, financial assistance, abortion, all before 21-years-old, just so I could stay alive.”

Halsey went on to say that Sanders winning the presidency would “symbolise a revolutionary shift in the way that a government is supposed to work to mobilise and organise change that starts with the people, for the people,” describing the shift as "long overdue".

“Bernie Sanders has not once relented in his pursuit of this activation. We deserve a president like that. We deserve a president like him.”

Back in 2016, Halsey told Billboard : “Bernie Sanders, who quite literally marched next to MLK, I feel is a really important candidate to have and an important role model for people to look up to."

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