During the virtual “I Will Vote” Democratic fundraiser on Sunday (Oct. 25), Maren Morris officially endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
As "a proud Texan now living in Nashville, Tennessee," the country superstar articulated her reasoning behind her decision in a three-minute video later uploaded to Instagram. "Coming from a Southern family with a conservative background, throughout my childhood, I was always taught to treat people with respect and dignity, no matter their race, their religion, their sexual orientation, and yes, even their political party," she explained. "But like a lot of us, I’ve been in perpetual shock watching what’s happened to our country these last few years. We’ve been divided and pitted against one another. We’ve seen the forces of hatred, not just reserved for the awkward Thanksgiving dinner conversation with a crazy relative once a year, but out in the open, encouraged and supported by the President of the United States."
She went on to note that after giving birth to her first child in March, she began seeing the world from a different perspective. "It wasn’t about just me anymore, it was about him and all of our children’s futures in this country," she noted. "What will they make of this moment 20 years from now?"