After promising to be more political last year, Taylor Swift has finally come out to officially endorse the Democratic ticket in the 2020 presidential election.
Swift shared her voting plans with her sizable following ahead of the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris on Wednesday.
“I spoke to @vmagazine about why I’ll be voting for Joe Biden for president,” she wrote on Instagram. “So apt that it’s come out on the night of the VP debate. Gonna be watching and supporting @kamalaharris by yelling at the tv a lot.”
In the magazine issue, which features statements from a number of celebrities on what they believe to be at stake in this election, Swift says that she believes Biden and Harris will give America the “chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs.”
“The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included,” she said. “The only way we can begin to make things better is to choose leaders who are willing to face these issues and find ways to work through them.”
While the “betty” singer is clearly taking the election seriously, she also opted to have a little bit of fun with settling in to watch last night’s debate, and shared a photo of custom Biden/Harris 2020 cookies she presumably made for the festivities.
The endorsement prompted swift responses from both Biden and Harris, who opted for overt references just as basic as the one in this very sentence.
“Thanks for your support and for speaking out at this curcial moment in our nation’s history,” Biden wrote. “Election Day is right around the corner — are you ready for it?”
While Biden (or his social media person) is clearly out here stanning Reputation, Harris pivoted back to 1989, noting that “voting never goes out of style.”
Despite Taylor’s endorsement to her millions of fans, we aren’t out of the woods just yet. All the 18+ Swifties have to actually got to get out to vote to fulfill her dream of ushering out the last (not-so-great) American dynasty, so we can shake the disastrous results of this administration and their lackluster coronavirus response off once and for all.