Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defended her decision to call on former Sen. Al Franken to resign after allegations of unwanted touching and kissing were made against him, earning praise from a friendly audience of Iowans in Sioux City on Friday.
Gillibrand said Friday that she made the decision to help push him out because “my silence meant I was defending him and carrying his water, which I was unwilling to do.”
“Enough was enough,” Gillibrand said twice, arguing the tipping point in her decision was the eight allegations leveled against Franken. “Al Franken is entitled to whatever process wanted, if he wanted to say and wait six months for his ethics hearing. His decision was to resign. My decision was not to remain silent.
But one should notice how Gillibrand kept silent on the whole Jim Jordan/Ohio State Wrestler scandal because male sexual abuse doesn’t count.
Especially if it does not include a potential 2020 Presidential campaign threat.
“I’m over it,” Kevin Hart told Good Morning America multiple times when asked about the Oscar-hosting controversy that has dominated headlines for weeks.
Hart appeared on ABC to talk about his new movie The Upside, but, given that ABC broadcasts the ceremony, took more questions about being offered the Oscar job, then stepping away when homophobic remarks from years ago were re-visited.
“There’s no more conversation about it. I’m over that, I’m over the moment,” he told Michael Strahan. It became increasingly clear last week that the Academy would move forward with plans to go host-less, as Deadline reported, with multiple big stars taking the stage in short stints rather than have one start-to-finish emcee.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who became a KKK-hristian martyr figure to the religious right after refusing to validate gay marriage licenses, has lost her bid for re-election.
Davis spent five days in jail for refusing to issues gay marriage licenses to couples in Kentucky in 2015 after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was a Constitutional right and became the anti-gay hate group the Liberty Counsel’s pin-up bigot.
Davis received about 3,566 votes while her opponent, Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr., won 4,210 for Rowan County clerk, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Much of the attention to Caudill’s campaign focused around his primary opponent David Ermold, a gay man who was denied a marriage license by Kim Davis in 2015.