President Trump slammed “Lightweight” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand early Tuesday after the New York Democrat sought his resignation in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct — claims the president called “false” and “fabricated.”
The president was reacting to claims revived by three female accusers during a press conference and TV interview on Monday, amid an apparent effort to shift the sexual harassment spotlight from Congress to the White House.
The women, who had previously accused the president of sexual misconduct, called for a congressional investigation into the president. Gillibrand, who helped lead calls for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign over groping allegations, in turn said on CNN that Trump should resign as well.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
At a press conference later in the day Tuesday, Gillibrand called Trump’s comment a “sexist smear” and an attempt to “silence” her “voice.” Other female lawmakers jumped to her defense, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., asking via Twitter, “Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand?”
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