UFC’s toughest chick (and first woman signee), Olympic Bronze meddlest, and self-described feminist Ronda Rousey, who famously threw down Cat Zingano in record time, has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.
In an interview with Maxim Magazine, Rousey — who was iffy early on about Sanders — says she feels the Bern, and will be throwing her support behind the Vermont Senator:
I’m voting for Bernie Sanders because he doesn’t take any corporate money. I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.
However, should Sanders lose in the primary elections, Rousey will not be throwing her support behind Hillary Clinton, and would instead vote for a third-party candidate like she did in 2012 (she voted for Rosanne Barr):
If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again. To be honest, in 2012 I was against both candidate and so I picked any third party because I thought if more people voted for third parties then they would have to take third parties seriously.
In 2012, third party candidates (6 major in total) received, collectively, only 1.55 percent of the vote.
Rousey become yet another prolific celebrity to endorse Sanders, including Rousey’s first pick for president, Rosanne Barr, who threw her support behind Sanders earlier this year. Other celebrities include John Cusack, Willie Nelson, Seth McFarlane, Danny DeVito, Mia Farrow, Daryl Hannah, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Juliette Lewis, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, and John C. Reilly, among others.
Hopefully if Sanders doesn’t win the nomination, Rousey can throw her feminist message behind Clinton and help lead the Democrats to the White House for the third time in a row. But until the primaries end, we can thank Rousey for supporting a Democrat for the presidency.
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