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Kirstin Gillibrand Does Damage Control: Defends Call For Franken To Resign

Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign hasn’t been going exactly as she expected much of which has to do with her #MeToo crucifixion to get him out of the way politically.

Politico reports:

“Senator Franken was entitled to whatever type of review or process he wanted,” Gillibrand said. “He could’ve stuck it out, stayed in the Senate, gone through [the] Ethics Committee’s investigation. Those were his choices, but I had to make my choice.”

Some major Democratic donors, including Susie Tompkins Buell, have expressed frustration about Gillibrand’s decision to call for Franken’s resignation. But Gillibrand said that “if there are a few powerful Democratic donors who are angry,” then “that’s on them.

It’s funny she says: “Senator Franken was entitled to whatever type of review or process he wanted,” Gillibrand said. “He could’ve stuck it out, stayed in the Senate, gone through [the] Ethics Committee’s investigation…”

Perhaps if Gillibrand had called for an investigation – which she didn’t instead of insisting for his resignation without due process. He would have.

It’s also interesting that Gillibrand was so vocal over Al Franken’s frat boy behavior but has been so quiet about rabid Republican’s Jim Jordan’s involvement the numerous male sexual assaults at Ohio State University.

I guess male sexual assault means nothing to her.

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