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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has deep ties to Hillary Clinton.
When Bill Clinton was president, she was a lawyer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, per Time. After that, she helped fundraise for Hillary Clinton's Senate bid. And when she ran for Senate herself, the former Democratic presidential nominee offered her endorsement.
At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Gillibrand said that Clinton “gets it” when it comes to women, via the New York Daily News. Gillibrand also introduced her at a campaign rally in New York during the election and took the time to go on national TV talking about how her nomination was a “big deal.”
However, Gillibrand just made a comment about former President Bill Clinton that she is catching big-time heat for. Former Clinton aide Philippe Reines called her a hypocrite because of it, per Politico, and there's no telling how upset it might make Clinton herself.
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During an interview with The New York Times, Gillibrand answered whether she thought Bill Clinton should have resigned from office over sexual allegations:
Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.”
According to The New York Times, Gillibrand is the highest-profile Democrat to speak out in such a manner. It's quite the switch for Gillibrand, who once said that she was “honored” that Bill Clinton campaigned for her in 2006.