Published: Wed, January 31, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

With A Single Question, Meghan McCain Leaves Democrat Senator Stammering

With A Single Question, Meghan McCain Leaves Democrat Senator Stammering

Gillibrand, whose named has been floated as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, appeared on ABC's "The View" to discuss her efforts "leading the charge to take on sexual misconduct in Washington, D.C".

In November, Ms. Gillibrand said President Bill Clinton should have resigned in response to the accusations of sexual misconduct during his presidency. "Where are the hearings on all of these allegations of sex assault and sexual harassment".

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"The near silence is deafening coming from the Republicans". "I believe one was even Jerry Falwell Jr., who was saying, 'It's an allegation". "This kind of behavior is not OK, it is not acceptable". "We didn't hold people accountable in the same way that this moment is demanding today".

"It is not okay to grab women without their consent", Gillibrand said. The problem, however, is that Gillibrand led the campaign to resign - not to have a hearing on Franken.

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"I don't know if the punishment she chose was the right punishment", the senator said of her longtime ally, pivoting away from the question, "But what it does bring us to talk about is this issue of workplace harassment". "Again, this shouldn't be a partisan issue". "What was alleged about Al Franken is very different from than what is alleged about Steve Wynn, about President Trump ... what was alleged about Roy Moore". "It's not OK. So why would you want to hold our elected leaders to the lowest standard and not the highest standard? He says he didn't do it, so he's forgiven, ' and Al Franken admitted it and got booted out".

Behar admitted at the outset that she had a "bone to pick" with Gillibrand for what she said was unfair treatment of Franken, who stepped down as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota on January 2 after serving since July 2009.

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"He should be held accountable and, because he's unwilling to resign, Congress should be doing hearings", Gillibrand said. "And there is a moment in time where we can actually do the right thing, or fixate on one president". Gillibrand responded that she didn't feel comfortable remaining silent amid the information that was available.

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