After Hillary Clinton declared victory against Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night (June 7), artists from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry cheered the historic achievement.
Now Barbra Streisand, one of the most famous and passionate Democrats in the entertainment realm, has weighed in on the fact that for the first time in American history, a woman is running for president under the banner of a major political party.
“I feel a tremendous rush of pride because this is a woman who is more than qualified to be president,” Streisand said in a statement. “Isn’t it interesting how a barrier seems insurmountable — until it comes down? I hope girls across the country are thinking, ‘That could be me.’ And like I said after the first woman got a best director Academy Award, it’s about time!”
Streisand will release Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, later in 2016. The new album features the music/film/stage/philanthropy legend singing duets of Broadway songs with movie stars.