Monday, 17 February, 2020


Clinton attack dog lashes out at Gillibrand for criticism of Bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D-N.Y. speaks at a news conference Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D-N.Y. speaks at a news conference
Bennie Garza | 17 November, 2017, 18:33

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of NY, who holds Hillary Clinton's former seat, said on Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light almost 20 years ago.

"Yes, I think that is the appropriate response", Gillibrand told the New York Times, when asked if Clinton should have left the White House amid the Monica scandal.

"Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction", she says.

The graphic jab came after Gillibrand leveled some of the highest-level criticism yet at former President Clinton.

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Gillibrand suggested that such a relationship is viewed differently now than it was at the time.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday went to a place that few Democrats have dared or cared to go when it comes to allegations of sexual assault: Calling out Bill Clinton.

That long pause suggests this was not something that the senator from NY said lightly, nor that she necessarily planned on saying.

Brzezinski, who has penned a series of books encouraging women to take charge of their own destinies in the workplace, said it's highly hard to have an "honest" conversation about sexual harassment.

The criticism is striking considering Gillibrand filled Clinton's New York Senate seat after she was appointed as secretary of state under the Obama administration, and the two have been close ever since.

At least one former top Hillary Clinton aide sent a warning shot Gillibrand's way on Thursday night.

"Over 20 yrs you took the Clintons' endorsements, money, and seat", he wrote. Hypocrite. Interesting strategy for 2020 primaries.

Gillibrand's remarks came to light on the day Democratic US Sen Al Franken of Minnesota apologized after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.

Bill Clinton is a liability to Democrats only because having Bill in the news limits Democrats ability to attack Republicans. At this particular moment in time, giving life to a debate over Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct alongside all the others could lead just about anywhere.

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