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Gillibrand Again Refuses to Demand Al Franken Resign

She previously said that Bill Clinton should have resigned during the Lewinsky scandal, but that statement is looking less and less genuine.

By NTK Staff | 12.05.2017 @4:23pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a possible candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, again refused to demand that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) resign amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, at Politico’s “Women Rule Summit” on Tuesday.

“I’m so troubled by the allegations against Senator Franken. I believe the women. I believe that what they said happened happened,” Gillibrand said. “There needs to be accountability, and it needs to happen now.”

The senator added that she thought, “that kind of behavior can’t be tolerated anywhere.”

Gillibrand pivoted to discussing sexual misconduct in a general sense, before the moderator pressed her on Franken’s status.

“I’m not going to say that [he should resign] today,” she responded.

Gillibrand had previously refused to demand Franken’s resignation on WCNY’s “Capitol Pressroom,” telling the host that “it’s [Franken’s] decision.”

The senator also declared earlier this year that President Bill Clinton should have resigned during the Lewinsky scandal, after the Clintons became no longer useful to national Democrats. Still, though, she balked at the possibility of returning Clinton donations.

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