Giuliani’s Daughter Votes for Biden, Says We Can’t Afford to Be Silent; and 8 Million Slipped into Poverty After Federal Aid Money Dried Up.
Giuliani’s Daughter Votes for Biden, Says We Can’t Afford to Be Silent
In a surprise op-ed piece for Vanity Fair, Rudy Giuliani’s daughter, Caroline Rose Giuliani, revealed that she plans to vote for Joe Biden. Despite her father’s close ties to President Trump, she said that “none of us can afford to be silent right now.”
“As a child, I saw firsthand the kind of cruel, selfish politics that Donald Trump has now inflicted on our country. It made me want to run as far away from them as possible. But trust me when I tell you: Running away does not solve the problem. We have to stand and fight. The only way to end this nightmare is to vote. There is hope on the horizon. But, we’ll only grasp it if we elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” she wrote.
Giuliani’s daughter also spoke about the tense relationship she has with her father, saying they’ve butted heads on many hot topic issues since she was a teenager.
“He always found a way to justify his party line. Whatever it was at the time,” she wrote. “It felt important to speak my mind. And I’m glad we at least managed to communicate at all. But the chasm was painful nonetheless, and has gotten exponentially more so in Trump’s era of chest-thumping partisan tribalism.”
“It’s taken persistence and nerve to find my voice in politics, and I’m using it now to ask you to stand with me in the fight to end Donald Trump’s reign of terror,” she pleaded.
“If I, after decades of despair over politics, can engage in our democracy to meet this critical moment, I know you can too,” she said.
8 Million Slipped into Poverty After Federal Aid Money Dried Up
According to researchers at Columbia University, the number of poor people in America has grown by eight million since May. This is after the number initially fell by 4 million at the start of the pandemic thanks to the $2 trillion emergency package known as the Cares Act.
In fact, they found that the numbers had grown by six million alone over the past three months, with Black people and children being the most affected.
“These numbers are very concerning,” said Bruce D. Meyer, an author of the study and an economist at the University of Chicago. “They tell us people are having a lot more trouble paying their bills, paying their rent, putting food on the table.”