NEW: On @CNNSotu, Kirsten Gillibrand was asked about the mailer I reported on her office sent out bragging about her votes to increase and speed up deportations of undocumented immigrants.
“I did not think about suffering in other people’s lives,” Gillibrand said. pic.twitter.com/ee9yePjDNZ
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 20, 2019
Damn, that is a terrible response.
But then again, what could she really say?
In my opinion, this right here would be enough to say “put a fork in her she is done,” but there is much more.
Courtesy of CNN:
Gillibrand responded to a question about her previous position on guns by addressing the previous sterling rating.
“So, I had an A-rating as a House member,” she said. “I only really looked at guns through the lens of hunting. My mother still shoots the Thanksgiving turkey. But when I became Senator, I recognized I had a lot to learn about my state and all of the 20 million I was going to represent.”
And the next morning, at a coffee shop in Boone, Iowa, Gillibrand opened with a simple nod to her past.
“I represented a rural place in Congress,” she told the audience at Livery Deli, a small coffee shop in the rural Iowa enclave.
“My story is my story. And when I am wrong, I admit it,” Gillibrand told CNN about not running from her more conservative past. “It is just who I am. And so that is why these stories are part of my story and it is what it is. It just defines who I am.”
Asked by CNN why she took more than $1 million from lobbyists in her career, but is now swearing off super PAC and lobbying money, Gillibrand described her decision as a presidential candidate a “first step” and admitted she wishes she had done it sooner.
“Yeah, I do,” she said. “And I think it is important to start somewhere and that is why I am starting here.”
Formerly held conservative ideas on immigration once had an A rating from the NRA and took money from lobbyists.
I think that is a few too many sins to be forgiven after a few “Hail Marys.”
And all of that is before we consider her treatment of Al Franken.
So yeah, it’s fork time.