Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she's running for president because she wants to "fight back" against President Donald Trump and how he has "destroyed the moral fabric" of who the United States is as a country.
"I think what the voters want is someone who's authentic, someone who does the right thing, fighting for the right things, someone that wants to serve and put others first," the New York Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "What I've shown in my career I do take on the tough fights."
She said she thinks the Democratic base is looking for bold ideas, but they may not agree with all of hers, including a plan for paying for college through national public service or time in the military.
"It's an expansion of the GI Bill," she said, adding that it is a better solution to making college more accessible and affordable.
Biden has said he'll change his behavior and that is important, said Gillibrand, but there is still no reason why women can't "tell their truth and their value and what's happened to them."
When Biden decides to run, it will be up to him to sort out the issue, said Gillibrand, but for everyone else, it allows women to be heard and valued.
"You can have both conversations," she said. "You just have to be clear about what's what."
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