Speaking to The New York Times Thursday, Gillibrand, who holds Hillary Clinton's former seat, said of whether the former president should have stepped down, "Yes, I think that is the appropriate response".
"Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction", Gillibrand said.
In her election campaign, I think part of why there's this bloodletting now, a lot people felt extremely uncomfortable about this huge vulnerability that she had as a candidate, which Donald Trump ended up exploiting royally. Gillibrand has strong ties with the Clintons and was a strong supporter of Hillary's presidential campaign past year.
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In addition to his affair with Lewinsky, which began when she was 22, Clinton has been accused of rape and sexual harassment by multiple women. She championed a fight against rampant sexual assault in the military and introduced legislation meant to combat sexual assault on college campuses.
Gillibrand was remarkably ignorant of the distinction between an affair between two consenting adults and the use of force to sexually abuse, assault or rape an adult or minor. Reines tweeted hours after the New York Times broke news of Gillibrand's comments.
Events include a book signing Saturday by the former first lady and secretary of state and a talk from the Clintons and political strategist James Carville at the Statehouse Convention Center.
The statement came at a time when the topic of sexual misconduct is reverberating around Capitol Hill-as it is around nearly every sector in the United States. Over 20 yrs you took the Clintons' endorsements, money, and seat. Hypocrite", he wrote. "Interesting strategy for 2020 primaries.
"This was a painful time, not only in our marriage, but in our country, which I've written about", Clinton said. 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. "That is very different from what people seem to be remembering from that period because you can go back and look at the history". They join an avalanche of other liberals who have turned on the Clintons now that the Clintons can no longer help the Democratic Party. "But I'll let her speak for herself". Al Franken, D-Minn., to face a Senate ethics investigation into his 2006 conduct with a Los Angeles radio host during a USO tour.