Halsey is Team Bernie Sanders.
The singer is endorsing the 78-year-old U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate. “I am officially endorsing Bernie Sanders for president,”
Halsey says in an Instagram video. “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. 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.” “So today, I fight for her too,” Halsey adds. “That girl, who wasn’t protected.”
Halsey, 25, says she’s behind the Medicare for All Senator because she knows what it’s like to repeatedly be denied access to medical, housing and financial assistance and abortion, all before she turned 21. She says she considers herself fortunate compared to the rest of working-class America, with financial privilege that protects her from the effects of marginalization that might have previously been fatal for her.