Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has made one of her first pledges of a specific action if elected president.
The California author and “self-help guru” has largely marketed her campaign as being deliberately light on specific policy proposals. Yet on Monday, she made a promise that if she is elected president, she will see to it that a painting of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, is removed from the Oval Office.
According to Politico, Williamson made the pledge as she spoke before a Native American group called Four Directions in Sioux City, Iowa. In making her appeal to the mostly Native American audience, Williamson, said “We can atone. We can make amends. And if and when I’m president of the United States, we will.”
The group is also set to hear from Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who controversially claimed to have Native American heritage before this claim was debunked, to much ridicule from the media and Republicans.
Williamson’s campaign has been struggling. Despite her bizarre debate performances garnering her some publicity, she has been unable to translate this attention into poll numbers, and she is currently at risk of being excluded from the third official round of Democratic debates in September.