Ahead of last week’s debate between vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, singer-songwriter and music icon Taylor Swift announced her plans to vote for former vice president Joe Biden in the upcoming election.

Before the debate, she tweeted about an interview with V Magazine in which she explains her support for Biden, and she attached a picture of herself holding cookies with the “Biden Harris 2020” campaign logo on top. “Gonna be watching and supporting @KamalaHarris by yelling at the tv a lot. And I also have custom cookies,” she wrote.

The endorsement was not surprising — although Swift generally avoided political topics earlier in her career, she became vocal about her criticism of President Donald Trump‘s administration since the 2018 election. Just recently, she called out the president for his “calculated dismantling” of the U.S. Postal Service. She has also become more outspoken about her own social and political beliefs over time.

Speaking to V Magazine, the star emphasized the importance of a leader who protects minorities and handles a crisis well, asserting that Joe Biden would be that kind of leader while Donald Trump never was.

Swift said, “The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included.”

“Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first. The only way we can begin to make things better is to choose leaders who are willing to face these issues and find ways to work through them,” she continued, referring to Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She ultimately stated, “I will proudly vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in this year’s presidential election. Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs.”

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