Democrats are hitting the campaign trail for the long road ahead of them to try and win their party’s presidential nomination next year. One of those candidates is Kirsten Gillibrand, who recently found herself invited to a drag show in Iowa.
The New York Senator is one of many Democrats running right now.
She is currently in Iowa, one of the most important states of the presidential election as it’s one of two states (alongside New Hampshire) that votes first.
While in the Hawkeye State, Vana and other drag queens invited Gillibrand out for night out at the Blazing Saddle in Des Moines.
From the looks of it, Gillibrand had a fun time with the queens, doing makeup and even sharing dresses.
Vana and the amazing queens at the Blazing Saddle in Des Moines invited me for a visit tonight before their show. I felt underdressed, so I brought a dress I picked up yesterday—turns out it fit me, but it fit Vana even better! Thank you for having me, ladies! pic.twitter.com/l0ISbENSwg
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 20, 2019
‘I felt underdressed, so I brought a dress I picked up yesterday,’ Gillibrand wrote on Twitter about the night. ‘Turns out it fit me, but it fit Vana even better!’
Gillibrand posted photos of her and Vana doing their makeup together and Vana donning Gillibrand’s sleek black dress.
She’s not turning to drag queens merely for entertaining and to court their votes, however.
On 2 May, Gillibrand will seat down to have a conversation with drag queens about issues and policies affecting the community. She will be speaking with drag queen and activist Marti Gould Cummings.
Accordin to Cummings, this is the first time a presidentia candidate will sit down with a drag queen for a one-on-one conversation about politics and the current state of the United States.
For the first time in the history of the United States a presidential candidate is sitting down one on one with a drag queen to discuss the issues.
This is a huge moment in our history.
— Marti Gould Cummings (@MartiGCummings) April 18, 2019