Speaking recently, Democrat Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand was asked about the possibility of lowering the voting age to 16, a prospect which has gained popularity among liberal voters, to which she replied “I don’t know.”
While noting that the issue is a “Good question,” Gillibrand responded, “I don’t know, I really don’t know,” when asked if she would consider lowering the voting age.
Question: “Would you consider lowering the voting age to 16 years old?”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: “Good question. I don’t know. I really don’t know.” pic.twitter.com/xfdOWEvKkt
— The Hill (@thehill) April 10, 2019
For Gillibrand and many of her fellow Democrats eyeing the White House, their positions on controversial issues such as lowering the voting age, late-term abortion procedures, and reparations for slavery are already proving to be stumbling blocks.
Now, with the 2020 election drawing nearer by the day, Gillibrand and other Democrats seeking the party’s nomination are scrambling to cement their positions on issues which could prove to be make-or-break.