Who is the biggest hypocrite in the United States Senate? That could be a hard question considering the number of finalists there are. But one stands out more than the others simply because she wants to go higher on the scale of hypocrisy as she runs for president. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Gillibrand Sets The Standard
Let’s start with a background of such two-sided mumbo jumbo from this hack politician. In April 2018 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) urged her Senate colleagues to pass her bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act. This would be a noble cause if it wasn’t for the author herself.
During the period of scrutiny over the bill, a pious Gillibrand said, “If we can’t clean up our own act, how can anyone expect Congress to do the right thing for victims and survivors in the rest of the country? Congress must do better. I believe elected officials should be held to the highest ethical standard, not the lowest.”
Fair enough Kristen. Your holier than thou speech to the Senate has been noted. But have you maintained this so-called standard?
Gillibrand Breaks Her Own Standard
Fast-track to a few months later. A woman in her own office reported that a male staffer was making unwanted and increasingly aggressive sexual advances toward her. Well, one would think that the champion of female victims would jump into this fray with both feet firmly planted on the side of the righteous, right? Wrong.
After a “thorough” investigation, the woman’s accusations could not be “corroborated.” Huh? Yep, the senator who almost single-handedly tried to destroy the career and reputation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh backed off when a woman on her own staff cried out for help. Why?
Gillibrand Protects Harasser Over Victim
It wasn’t like she didn’t know this alleged perpetrator existed. Politico had interviewed more than 20 former Gillibrand staffers who backed up the victim’s accusations toward aide Abbas Malik. Politico contacted Gillibrand’s office for comment.
Instead, the victim said that when her account came out, she was “belittled … treated like an inconvenience. She (Gillibrand) kept a harasser on her staff until it proved politically untenable for her to do so.”
That’s ironic since Sen. Gillibrand was the first to cry for the ouster of Minnesota Senator Al Franken last year. Yet her own office ignored a victim working on her staff daily. Is Gillibrand a political opportunist? You decide. The champion of the #MeToo movement is obviously a screaming hypocrite.
You don’t think so? In 2017 she said President Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Yet she had said nothing in 2006 when he campaigned for her in New York; nothing. Clinton also headlined a fundraiser for her in 2009. Again, nothing.
Gillibrand thinks that high-profile men like Franken must be tossed to the ravenous media. But that doesn’t include those wolves who help her own political careers. She says, “Congress needs to show leadership and make it clear it won’t tolerate sexual harassment anymore.”
Good for you Kirsten, now practice what you preach hypocrite/opportunist.