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Congresswoman Gwen Moore endorses Joe Biden for president

Moore 'feeling pretty good' about Biden's commitment to pick woman VP
Posted at 5:33 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 18:33:34-04

Longtime Milwaukee Democrat Congresswoman Gwen Moore knows former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign was able to overcome some early setbacks to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden's campaign stumbled out of the starting blocks in Iowa and New Hampshire.

His campaign turned it around after a big win in South Carolina thanks in large part to support from the African-American community.

"I guess it proves that democracy really does work sometimes," said Moore.

Biden easily carried Wisconsin's April 7th presidential primary during the unfolding coronanvirus pandemic.

She believes the former Vice President's response to the crisis would have been more decisive.

"I think what a President Biden would have done differently than this president is to use that national defense authority that he has," said Moore, "to really seize control of making sure that the supply chain could provide the re-agents to test people, the test kits, and the personal protective equipment."

But just this week the Trump campaign in Wisconsin pushed back on similar comments from Joe Biden.

"President Trump has led a decisive and aggressive approach against the coronavirus since January," said spokesperson Anna Kelly.

Moore is co-chair of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. The convention has been postponed until August but she is looking forward to Biden's choice of a female Vice President.

"I'm feeling pretty good about that, I mean, it is so exciting," said Moore.

Moore is still disappointed Hillary Clinton didn't become the first female President.

She doesn't have a favorite VP suggestion, but thinks there are good options from the large field of female Democratic presidential candidates.

"I think every single one of the women who ran is stellar."

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