One recently declared candidate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), has described herself as “callous” in her former immigration views and said she “couldn’t have been more wrong” about her previous support for gun rights—she once sported an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association but now proudly has an “F.”
As MSNBC host Rachel Maddow put it, Gillibrand has “been on her own party’s right. She has been on her own party’s left.”
Another declared candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii), released a full apology video for her previous anti-LGBT views.
“In my past, I said and believed things that were wrong,” she said. “And worse, they were very hurtful to people in the LGBTQ community and to their loved ones. I’m deeply sorry for having said them. My views have changed significantly since then, and my record in Congress over the last six years reflects what is in my heart.”