People dislike politicians, that’s not a big revelation. But likely the major reason why most of the population can’t stand lawmakers is due to their blatant and rampant hypocrisy.
Don’t tell constituents and voters one thing and then do another. Well, it’s starting to look as if that’s exactly what Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has done.
Gillibrand is currently catching heat after a female staffer resigned for the way her office handled a sexual harassment complaint.
Gillibrand’s military adviser, Abbas Malik, was accused of sexual harassment of a low level female staffer in 2018. He was not fired at the time.
Responding to the allegations of her office’s failure, Gillibrand said:
“I told this employee at the time that she was loved, that we loved her. I deeply valued her. Which is why we took her allegations immediately, investigated them immediately and did a professional and thorough investigation. It was taken very seriously from the very beginning.”
Of course, Gillibrand has been a big supporter of the #MeToo movement, often lecturing about the need to listen to victims.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defends her office's handling of sexual misconduct allegations made by a former staffer against a male aide: "The sexual harassment claims did not rise to the level of sexual harassment." https://t.co/h1QYRWJY7m pic.twitter.com/GzcO3o9vFh
— The Hill (@thehill) March 12, 2019
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is digging in, refusing to apologize or admit mistakes in her Senate office’s handling of a sexual harassment allegation against a senior staff member. https://t.co/LMKAOqBSth pic.twitter.com/xvs7L9K4GT
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) March 11, 2019