Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) appeared on a Monday episode of “The View,” facing co-host Joy Behar, who is still angry about the crusade against former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) who resigned last year amid sexual harassment allegations.
“I’ve got a little bit of a bone to pick with you,” Behar began. “I know that you led the charge to get Al Franken to resign from the Senate. I just thought that was unfair, to make him the example when the president of the United States — so many allegations of harassment against him and I don’t see him going anywhere.”
Gillibrand said that it shouldn’t be a political issue and that Franken “is entitled to a hearing” and if he wanted he could have had one. The problem, however, is that Gillibrand led the campaign to resign — not to have a hearing on Franken. The initial response from his office was to cooperate with hearings about the incident.
“When you listen to some of these Republican pundits talk about it, it’s like ‘Well, uh, it’s just an allegation,'” Behar continued. “I believe one was even Jerry Falwell Jr., who was saying, ‘It’s an allegation. He says he didn’t do it, so he’s forgiven,’ and Al Franken admitted it and got booted out.”
Gillibrand cited the “over a dozen” allegations against Trump and maintained he should be held accountable.
“I have not heard that from any Republicans,” she said. “He should be held accountable and because he’s unwilling to resign Congress should be doing hearings. Where are the hearings on all of these allegations of sex assault and sexual harassment?”
While Gillibrand said that Franken could have had his hearing — she said that he’s not entitled to her silence.
NRA owes $1.6 million in unpaid bills to vendor who runs NRATV
The National Rifle Association has a hefty bill that remains unpaid, despite making a huge haul in fundraising for the 2016 election.
According to Betsy Woodruff at the Daily Beast, the NRA owes $1.6 million to their vendor, Ackerman McQueen, they've used for advertising for years. The company is the one responsible for doing the media for NRATV, the group's streaming service for pro-gun television.
The two have had a long relationship and err on the side of quiet privacy, which Woodruff said on MSNBC, shows just how acrimonious the battle has become.
Councilman ignites chaos at meeting by whining about people being mean to Phoenix cops who threatened to kill black family
An incident in which Phoenix police threatened to kill a black family over an allegedly stolen doll has sparked outrage in the community.
Protesters have demanded that the officers be fired and that the $721 million budget for police should be held until that happens, the Washington Post reported.
In response, Phoenix councilman Sal DiCiccio chided protestors in a video flagged by News One.
Michael Moore warns that Trump will be hard to beat: ‘He hasn’t lost one inch of his fired-up insane base’
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore thinks that Democrats had better get ready for a very tough fight in the 2020 presidential election.
Even though polls continue to show that President Donald Trump is historically unpopular, Moore believes that the president's base is fired up to reelect him and will crawl over glass to vote for him again next year.
In particular, Moore was struck by the massive enthusiasm that greeted the president at his big kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida.