Monday, 22 April, 2019

Far-Left Sen. Gillibrand Formally Joins Democratic Race for President

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Presidential Run Kirsten Gillibrand To Deliver First Major 2020 Speech In Front Of Trump Hotel
Jeannette Daniel | 18 March, 2019, 19:39

The Democrat used her announcement video, titled "Brave Wins", to pitch herself as a fighter capable of taking on President Donald Trump.

"Well, it hasn't always, and it isn't right now", she said.

The New York Senator published a video in social media to make her announcement.

Playing off the "home of the brave" line of the national anthem, Gillibrand says: "Brave doesn't spread hate, cloud truth, build a wall - that's what fear does".

Gillibrand never mentions Trump by name, but speaks over footage of neo-Nazi demonstrators and the president with a crowd of his supporters. "We can provide paid family leave for all, end gun violence, pass a Green New Deal, get money out of politics and take back our democracy".

But earlier this week, Gillibrand faced claims that she mishandled allegations of sexual harassment in her Senate office.

This coming week she plans to campaign in Michigan, Iowa and Nevada, leading up to her NY kickoff.

Her past conservative record on immigration, guns, and gay marriage is also being scrutinized by the left and attacked by Republicans who seek to paint her as a flip flopper.

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She didn't secure the endorsement of a single member of New York's 21-member congressional delegation.

She canceled a SC campaign event less than half an hour before it was set to begin.

At the time, she said she was "going to run for president of the United States because as a young mom I'm going to fight for other people's kids as hard as I fight for my own".

She'll also travel to MI and Iowa this week and appear on the new "Desus & Mero" show on Showtime.

As a senator, Gillibrand was outspoken about rape in the military and campus sexual assault years before the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault arose in 2017.

A co-host of a recent, ritzy Beverly Hills fundraiser for Gillibrand was charged in the massive college admissions scam that included actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), with former Vice President Joe Biden considering entering the race as well.

On Monday, she will hold a town hall, televised on MSNBC, in a swing area of the Detroit suburbs.

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