The manager of Bill Clinton's successful presidential campaign said in Arkansas' capital city Friday that he remains very proud of the effort more than two decades later. "The House of Representatives voted for articles of impeachment, (but) the Senate did not". Kirsten Gillibrand, who has campaigned with both Clintons, tell the New York Times that resigning would have been the "appropriate response" to the Monica Lewinsky affair. Jackie Speier of California to introduce the ME TOO Congress Act that includes a number of provisions aimed at stemming sexual harassment in the Capitol.
Once a fierce proponent of the Clintons, Senator Gillibrand did an about-face this week by declaring that "Bill Clinton should have resigned during the Monica Lewinsky scandal".
"Yes, I think that is the appropriate response", Gillibrand said when asked by The New York Times whether Clinton should have resigned as president when his sexual encounters with White House intern Monica Lewinsky were revealed nearly two decades ago. He was later acquitted of the charges in the Senate and remained in office.
"In my adult life, politically, no one has inspired me to get off the sidelines and truly make a difference more than Hillary Clinton has", Ms. Gillibrand said a year ago in an essay on why she was supporting Mrs. Clinton.
Philippe Reines, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, blasted Gillibrand on Twitter over the remarks.
"Over 20 [years] you took the Clintons' endorsements, money, and seat", Reines continued, referring to Gillibrand's appointment to Hillary Clinton's vacated Senate seat from NY in 2009 when Clinton left to head the State Department.
Interesting strategy for 2020 primaries.
On Thursday, a television and radio host accused Sen.
Gillibrand joined both Bill and Hillary Clinton past year as she campaigned on behalf of Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House. "I'm talking about Bill Clinton", Brzezinski noted.
Reines made the comment after Gillibrand told reporters Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned. And so, we're at a moment now, where we believe women who come forward, and we try to hold men accountable, or at least attempt to. And so, this is a very accelerated moment, where we're not really sure where to go from here in terms of public accountability for elected officials and politicians and people in Hollywood.
Gillibrand's comments came hours after the Democratic Party was rocked by allegations that Minnesota Democratic Sen.
Maxwell answered, "I think she's in the right".
She also called allegations that Franken groped and kissed a woman without her consent "very disturbing".