New York Sen. and 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was on CNN Wednesday morning still clinging to the debunked allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
But when asked about the sexual harassment claims in her own office, she said this.
After @SenGillibrand attacks the Judiciary Committee for "making the same mistakes" w/ Kavanaugh as were made with Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas, CNN's Camerota asks about the sexual harassment that happened in her own office.
Gillibrand, tearing up: "I told her that we loved her" pic.twitter.com/ZpHBx1OSRS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 27, 2019
“She was definitely heard and believed. We believed all her allegations. We investigated thoroughly and immediately. And the allegations that she actually made didn’t rise to the level of sexual harassment. So she was never not believed, and we took it very seriously.”
Except, according to reports, that’s not the way it went down at all.
Wrong. The woman gave Gillibrand the name of two other staffers and they never called her. Then, after the media called Gillibrand about the story, the guy was only then fired. If Gillibrand handle this correctly, why did she fire the guy later on? https://t.co/LGknbgcIAE pic.twitter.com/W9hFdf9Ymp
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) March 27, 2019
She has worked hard to improve sexual harassment rules for the military and Congress but failed to do so in her own office.
— Tonya (@watchingfoxes) March 27, 2019
This is a candidate whose 2020 running theme is “brave wins.”
Don’t tell Kirsten Gillibrand (who just announced for POTUS) but polls show that ‘brave’ might not win after all https://t.co/tWs60xHWFH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 17, 2019
LMAO, pathetic. https://t.co/ghSIlUCc9h
— JWF (@JammieWF) March 27, 2019
But seriously, if Democrats want to spend the 2020 election cycle running against Brett Kavanaugh, then let them have at it.