New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand rejected the idea that, according to a report released on Monday in early 2018, she should not have demanded the resignation of former Minnesota Senator Al Franken.
During an event on Monday evening, Gillibrand addressed a New Yorker report calling her allegations of sexual misconduct at the end of Franks time in the Senate as the primary direction. Gillibrand, who campaigns for "zero tolerance" of sexual misconduct, was the first lawmaker to call for Frankens resignation.
The New Yorker article describes seven other lawmakers who regretted their early condemnation of Franks before hearing whether he was actually guilty of what he was accused of or not. Gillibrand, however, refused to withdraw from her original position.
"It is his decision and his decision whether he waits for the hearing of his ethics committee, whether he is waiting for his next election," she said about Franks. "The decision I made was whether or not to wear his water and be silent, and in the face of eight allegations, two because he was a senator and the other eight was a congressman, I could not remain silent."
68, was a respected Democratic senator and former comedian who was pronounced in his criticism of President Trump. He has regretted that he has withdrawn so quickly in the face of allegations of sexual misconduct.
Gillibrand went on to say about her decision to call for Frankens resignation: "There is no price for someone trying to hold a powerful man accountable who is good at his day's work, but we should have the courage to do it anyway No, I do not regret it, I would do it again today If a few rich donors are upset about it, it's up to them. "