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Rosario Dawson voted for Bernie—despite boyfriend Cory Booker’s Biden endorsement



Ignacio Martinez


Posted on Mar 10, 2020   Updated on Mar 10, 2020, 11:53 am CDT

Rosario Dawson was one of many celebrities who openly supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 primary. The list also includes Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and actress Susan Sarandon. Dawson has now extended her support to 2020.

In an Instagram posted Monday night, Dawson revealed that she voted for Sanders once again in the primary. “Not Me Us,” wrote Dawson. “I got to vote for Bernie again and I did.”

The awkward part is that Dawson’s boyfriend, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who previously ran for the Democratic primary, has officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. On Monday, Booker formally endorsed Biden adding to the already crowded list of former candidates who now back Biden. (Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Beto O’Rourke lead the pack.)

Previously, Booker attacked Biden during the primary by saying that Biden “created all the problems that he is talking about” and that Biden’s crime policies “destroyed communities like mine.” Booker also echoed the sentiments of former fellow presidential hopeful Julián Castro by mentioning the subject of Biden’s mental stability. “There are definitely moments where you listen to Joe Biden and just wonder. I think Castro had some legitimate concerns about, can [Biden] be someone in a long grueling campaign who can get the ball over the line,” said Booker. Nonetheless, the senator still formally endorsed Biden.

The photo Dawson posted to Instagram to reveal her vote is a screenshot of a tweet from political candidate Eric Garcia who ran to represent California’s 22nd Congressional district. The tweet calls out the potential harm of political extremism. “Absolute thinking is very dangerous regardless of political leaning,” wrote Garcia. Dawson’s feelings seem to agree with Garcia’s. “Whoever it is that you’re supporting I hope that you are doing it consciously, with heart and with a ballot,” Dawson wrote.

Dawson has been involved in politics for quite some time. She co-founded an organization in 2004 called Voto Latino focused on voter registration and political engagement in the Latino community.

Disclosure: Ignacio Martinez supports Bernie Sanders for president.

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*First Published: Mar 10, 2020, 11:52 am CDT