JFK's Grandson Jack Schlossberg Endorses Hillary Clinton: 'She Is Our Candidate'
The 23-year-old said it is every young American's responsibility to vote for Hillary Clinton
Jack Schlossberg, grandson of former President John F. Kennedy, is with her.
Schlossberg, 23, who graduated from Yale in 2015, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post on Friday and shared his thoughts about the upcoming election.
“Voters in 1960 elected the first Catholic president. In 2012, I voted to reelect the first African American president,” he wrote, referring to his grandfather and President Barack Obama, respectively. “Each was a vote for a man of principle and character, for a man who had proved himself capable and courageous and who would lead our country with a combination of dignity, compassion and toughness along a path of progress.”
He then connected the potential of the country electing the first woman president to the aforementioned president, endorsing the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.
“This year, it will be with hope and pride that I cast my vote for a woman who fits that description,” wrote Schlossberg, who has hosted his family’s Profiles in Courage Award ceremony for the past three years.
Clinton, Schlossberg argued, is the only choice for young voters in particular.
“Every young person, in age or at heart, should realize that Hillary Clinton is our candidate and that we have a responsibility to each other to turn out and vote,” he wrote. “Too much is wrong with our country, our world and our planet for any of us to stay home.”
His op-ed left readers with a final message about turning out to vote on Tuesday.
“The choice is ours, it’s an important one and it couldn’t be clearer.”
This was certainly not the first time the Kennedy heir has spoken out about politics. Taking after his relatives, Schlossberg has provided op-eds and political commentary over the years. In May, he addressed the crowd while he hosted the 2016 Profile in Courage Awards, and talked about his idea of the United States’ international role.
“America, as President Kennedy once described it ‘has always been a lantern in the dark for those who love freedom but are persecuted, in misery, or in need,’ ” he said.