Several Democratic 2020 presidential contenders are getting bit with #MeToo but in the wake of accusations on the mismanagement of sexual misconduct allegations against their subordinates. According to a Fox News report, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have been hit with charges of hypocrisy in their condemnation of sexual assault except when it happens on their watch. Gillibrand, described by GQ Magazine as “the face of the MeToo movement” following her calls for then Senator Al Franken’s ouster, is now faced with a female aide crying foul over Gillibrand’s lackluster concern over a case of sexual harassment.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Several Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls — including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and now Kirsten Gillibrand — are defending their self-professed commitment to the ideals of the #MeToo movement against a series of accusations they recently mismanaged sexual-misconduct claims against their subordinates.
As the three prominent senators each have sought to draw a sharp contrast with President Trump, who has faced his own misconduct allegations, the claims highlighted vulnerabilities that could become major liabilities not only in a heated Democrat Party primary, but also in the general election.
Back in 2017, Gillibrand and others ramped up the pressure for then-Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. He ultimately stepped down.