Gillibrand entered CNN Town Hall with a long list of progressive guidelines that she regularly suggests on the Campaign Campaign. However, she also came into the limelight with a record that included conservative positions in the areas of immigration and guns, which she had followed throughout her campaign of 2020, raising questions about her on-going credentials.
Gillibrand both apologized for her past records as evidence of her ability to reach conservative voters on Tuesday night.
The US Senator from New York, who officially launched her campaign in Manhattan outside President Donald Trump's hotel of the same name in March, has lived so far. It failed to break out of the large and growing group of Democrats that are leaving For the president in 2020, CNN City Hall provided Gillibrand with a platform to do just that.
"It's really important to admit … if you're wrong"
Gillibrand said Tuesday that she "shamed" her earlier conservative views on immigration and told voters that she believes she is "in the right place". [1
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"I did not do that as a house member, I was ashamed," she said.
She builds on that response on Tuesday night, arguing that she can falsely admit she's different from Trump.
"When I was a member of the New York State Congress, I really focused on my district's priorities Gillibrand said, "As a senator for the entire state, I realized that some of my views really needed to be changed," they were not thoughtful enough and did not care enough to represent people outside the original state of New York. So I learned. "
She added," And I think for people who want to become president, I think it's really important that you can admit when you're wrong and that you can grow, learn and listen and be better and be stronger. That's something Donald Trump does not want. He is not ready to listen, he does not admit if he is wrong. He is not capable of it. And I think that's one of the reasons he's such a cowardly president. "
Gillibrand's more conservative record is one of the main criticisms of her left-wing candidacy, but shows how the 2020 candidate's early strategy must look questions about her record and not run away from them, believing that hugging her History and development on issues such as guns and immigration could win over the gossip visitors in Iowa and convince them that they could win a general election against Trump by referring to a
Earlier Views on Weapons Also Beneficial
Gillibrand, at the same hour she apologized for her former position on immigration, also accused the fact that she once passed an A-rating from the National Rifle Association as an enhancement to her ability to deal with the gun owners The need to talk about gun control is evaluated.
Gillibrand, mother of two, said the way to conservati In this question, the search for family and child is ildren.
"I think I can enter any voter in a red or a purple or a blue state, gun owners and NRA members and say," You're interested in a 4-year-old dying at a park bench in Brooklyn, right? "Gillibrand said. "And the humanity of every man in this land should come in."
She added, "And you will ask her to imagine how it happens to her own child, her beloved person, and her own family, and I think you can change your heart that way."  Gillibrand said earlier this year that she "embarrassed" her previous positions on weapons. She changed her position after becoming a senator and met with Jennifer Pryear and Alberto Yard, parents of Nyasia Pryear-Yard, a young woman shot dead in Brooklyn in 2009.
"So I had an A rating as a house member," she said earlier this year in Iowa. "I was really just looking at guns through the lens of the hunt, my mother is still shooting the Thanksgiving turkey, but when I became a senator, I realized that I had a lot to learn about my state and every 20 million I wanted to represent . "
" I do not know "
Rarely do you see a politician cop knowing nothing. But Gillibrand said on two separate occasions on Tuesday evening that she did not know the answer to a political question and promised to investigate it further.
First, she was asked if she would support the mandatory vaccination except in the case. For medical reasons, Gillibrand said she had not "thought about whether I would make it mandatory."
"I would have to think about it," she said. "However, I believe that parents need more information about why vaccines are so important, parents need to know that their child could die from preventable diseases, that it could spread an avoidable disease and other children could die."
Later, when asked if she would belittle the voting age, and Gillibrand said, "I do not know."
"I really do not know, I like the idea of it because we want to get more young people excited," Gillibrand said. "But I like the fact that when you're 18 years old, you get that right, it's a passage passage, it's a time when you're legally independent of your parents, so I like the simplicity of 18 Because you asked the question, I will think about it. "
Gillibrand argued on Tuesday that she had no special interests and urged voters to look at their records If they thought she was.
After Gillibrand announced its voting list on combating drug companies, Gillibrand defended her decision to give a top manager to the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer permission to fundraise her campaign in 2020. She may be closely involved with certain industries and she may be strict regulate.
Pfizer's Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Sally Susman launched a fundraiser for Gillibrand earlier this year. When asked about the fundraising campaign on Tuesday, Gillibrand said her connection to Susman was personal.
"Why did you give permission to the Pfizer Vice President?" CNN's Erin Burnett said:
"Because she is my friend and supports LGBTQ equality, she supports my beliefs," Gillibrand said. "You do not want to undermine a person's right to participate, but because you have made that assumption, this is one of the reasons why we need to get money out of politics because it undermines people's belief that our democracy is strong. "
Gillibrand, in response to a voter question, defended her record in dealing with drug prices.
"I face the drug companies," she said. "I've sponsored legislation to stand up against drug companies, and I'm not committed to the donors, so I'm for publicly-funded elections, so I do not take lobbyist money and therefore I do not want to have an individual Super PAC believe, if you want to have that in your own hands, you have to fight for public elections, I'm not committed to any industry, and my medical record proves it. "
Do not worry about the relationship with Clinton
 Gillibrand once wrote that Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, First Lady and candidate for the Democratic Presidency in 2016, changed her life and got her to take office.
Asked how these comments change their relationship with Hillary Clinton, Gillibrand said that did not do it.
"I do not think so," Gillibrand said when asked if the commentary had cost her this friendship.
Gillibrand went on to say that she talked to Hillary Clinton about her running in 2020, and the former Foreign Minister has given her advice.
"Secretary Clinton is still a role model for all of us," Gillibrand said. "My views on her husband are very different and I've said everything I want to say."
Gillibrand added, "She is someone I still admire and look up to, and she has given much to this land."
Gillibrand on faith: "It centers me"
Although Gillibrand regularly speaks about her beliefs on the campaign route, Tuesday allowed the Democratic presidential candidate to describe how he fits in with her life before a national audience.
"I define myself through my faith, it centers me, it's something that's one of the reasons I run for the president," she said. Gillibrand was asked if she believed there was room in the Democratic Party for a religious left.
"I think everyone should be able to believe whether he is ultra-conservative or liberal, and if you come from a Christian perspective, I would do that." I say the gospel will not leave anyone out, "Gillibrand said before He discussed some of the social aspects of Christianity. "I would argue that Democrats are often better on these issues than Republicans, so there is no reason why you can not belong to any political party." A person of faith in the Democratic Party is "weird," as conservatives in the Republican Party tend to be more open in their religious beliefs, she answered directly.
"No," said the senator.