Caroline Rose Giuliani came out with her 2020 Presidential endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden despite her father, Rudy Giuliani's smear campaign against the Presidential hopeful. She also supported former candidate Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in 2016.
As the daughter of the former New York mayor, alternative fact supporter and Trump loyalist, Caroline Giuliani wrote a blistering piece in Vanity Fair calling out the current political environment saying "corruption starts with 'yes-men' and women."
"I may not be able to change my father's mind, but TOGETHER, we can vote this toxic administration out of office."
I wrote a thing. Please vote for @JoeBiden to save this country!! https://t.co/8CDQ5PWugt
— Caroline Rose Giuliani (@CarolineRoseGiu) October 15, 2020
Caroline Rose Giuliani writes for V.F.: "Biden wasn't my first choice when the primaries started. But I know what is at stake, and Joe Biden will be everyone's president if elected." https://t.co/YKlU11nJBS
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 15, 2020
The younger Giuliani explained her reasoning in the article saying she grew up with "the kind of cruel, selfish politics Donald Trump has now inflicted on our country."
She recalled a conversation with her father from her past.
"Even though he was considered socially moderate for a Republican back in the day, we still often butted heads. When I tried to explain my belief that you don't get to be considered benevolent on LGBTQ+ rights just because you have gay friends but don't support gay marriage."
She took issue with her father's response.
"I distinctly remember him firing back with an intensity fit for an opposing politician rather than one's child."
She pointed out Trump and his staunch supporters used the presidency "to stoke the injustice that already permeated our society, taking it to dramatically new, Bond-villain heights."
What heights did she specifically mention?
In the four years since President Trump's inauguration the Trump administration abolished protections preventing healthcare providers from discriminating against LGBTQ patients, banned transgender people from the military and encouraged the Supreme Court to allow people to be discriminated against and fired for being a member of the LGTBQ community.
These core Trump values differ from what Biden, Harris and their supporters believe.
Under the Trump administration, LGBTQ+ rights have been under attack. We must first undo the harm of this administration, then do more to protect LGBTQ+ Americans—especially trans women of color—from discrimination, harm, and death.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 16, 2020
Reminder that if Trump wins, gay marriage will be overturned & LGBTQ+ civil rights will be gutted. Please vote Trump out, vote early, and bring a friend. The stakes couldn't possibly be higher https://t.co/lvZlWwvDlV
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) October 11, 2020
trump is not for women, trump is not for minorities, trump is not for LGBTQ, trump is NOT FOR THE PEOPLE ! https://t.co/wxljvhXrJw
— zo 🎃 (@zoe_cardenas) October 15, 2020
She warned of the dangers of creating an uncontested "echo chamber" for those in power.
"If being the daughter of a polarizing mayor who became the president's personal bulldog has taught me anything, it is that corruption starts with 'yes-men' and women, the cronies who create an echo chamber of lies and subservience to maintain their proximity to power."
"We've seen this ad nauseam with Trump and his cadre of high-level sycophants (the ones who weren't convicted, anyway)."
She also highlighted the contrast between Trump's need to be surrounded by "yes men" and Biden's ability to respect those with differing perspectives.
Biden even selected Senator Kamala Harris (R-CA) who originally ran against him in the primaries. Which Caroline Giuliani said speaks volumes about how inclusive Biden will be.
"The very notion of 'bipartisanship' may seem painfully ludicrous right now, but we need a path out of impenetrable gridlock and vicious sniping."
"In Joe Biden, we'll have a leader who prioritizes common ground and civility over alienation, bullying, and scorched-earth tactics."
"Biden wasn't my first choice when the primaries started. But I know what is at stake, and Joe Biden will be everyone's president if elected."
Twitter users showed support for Caroline Giuliani and her assessment.
Trump's "reign of terror" must be ended, writes Caroline Rose Giuliani in an article in the US magazine "Vanity Fair". Her father has gone from a "polarizing mayor" to "the president's personal bulldog". Vote for Biden!
— peter (@PeterHenkes) October 16, 2020
@LindseyGrahamSC aren't you going to tell Trump how great he did?
Pick up Vanity Fair. Caroline Giuliani wrote about power hungry sycophants. I think she means you.
— BSR (@BeckyRickley) October 16, 2020
This wasn't easy to do, and her astute & important point about Biden choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate after her harsh rebuke on the debate stage speaks to Biden's stability of character, his flexibility, willingness to listen, & his wisdom #VoteBidenHarris2020
— Andrea Insight (@andreainsight) October 15, 2020
Wow! Apples can fall far from the tree. What a beautiful person! #RudyColludy sorry it makes me laugh every time I hear #RudyColludy
— Karl Schmidt (@_KarlSchmidt) October 15, 2020
Hey, some kids turn out great, no matter who the parent is. Ronald Reagan Jr is a great example.
Good for Caroline. I thank her for her independent mind, and willingness to look truth in the eye.
— Rich Farris (@rfarc9) October 15, 2020
— TVTodd 📺🌎🇺🇸 (@TheGoodLeddy) October 15, 2020
Giuliani's central theme in her essay was people deserve to be represented, to be who they are without discrimination and to be served by a government that respects them. She believes that will only happen with a new occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.