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Report: Major Dem Donors Still Fuming at Gillibrand Over the Franken Scandal

"I heard her referred to as 'she would eat her own' and she seems to have demonstrated that."

By NTK Staff | 11.26.2018 @1:00pm
Report: Major Dem Donors Still Fuming at Gillibrand Over the Franken Scandal

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) might find it hard to gain financial backing for a 2020 presidential run, as major Democratic donors are telling media outlets they are still upset with the New York senator for leading the charge against accused serial sexual harasser, former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN).

After multiple women came forward to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct, Gillibrand was the first senator to demand that Franken resign.

Politico reported on Monday that many major Democratic donors in California and New York are still upset with Gillibrand for forcing Franken out of the Senate, “without any real vetting of the allegations facing him.”

“He was one of our best weapons against this administration, his presence on these committees. [Gillibrand] did the damage that Republicans could not do themselves,” an unnamed Democratic donor told Politico. “There were other people at this event who were saying the same thing. They said, ‘Absolutely, I will never do anything for her.'”

“I didn’t even vote for her in the recent election. I left it blank,” one Democratic mega-donor from New York told Politico regarding the 2018 midterm vote.

“I heard her referred to as ‘she would eat her own’ and she seems to have demonstrated that,” Susie Tompkins Buell, the co-founder of the North Face clothing company told Politico. “I know [Gillibrand] thought she was doing the right thing, but I think she will be remembered by this rush to judgment. I have heard some of her women colleagues regret joining her.”

Based on Politico’s reporting, Gillibrand appears to have offended multiple major Democratic donors across America, which will make fundraising for a 2020 presidential campaign extremely difficult next year.

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