With A Single Question, Meghan McCain Leaves Democrat Senator Stammering

With A Single Question, Meghan McCain Leaves Democrat Senator Stammering

During Monday’s episode of “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain asked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand if Hillary Clinton should be held to the standards Gillibrand has been advocating concerning sexual harassment.

After lambasting President Trump and former Republican National Committee finance chairman Steve Wynn over multiple allegations of sexual harrassement and assault, Gillibrand was stumped when McCain asked her if Hillary Clinton should be chastised for keeping an aide on her campaign after a woman accused him of sexual harrassement in 2007.

“You are a longtime supporter of the Clintons and consider her a mentor. Do you think her response this weekend was appropriate?” McCain asked.

Gillibrand stammered for a few seconds before saying she didn’t know all the details, and that the attention should be focused on the sexual harassment women face in the workplace, which is precisely what’s at issue with Clinton’s aide.

“As you know I think these things have to be dealt with — whether a Democrat or a Republican,” Gillibrand said. “You need transparency, you need accountability, and no one is above criticism. But in that case I don’t know all the details. I don’t know if the punishment she chose was the right punishment. But what it does bring us to talk about is this issue of workplace harassment.”

“A lot of people were really surprised it took you 20 years to say Bill Clinton should’ve resigned over the Lewinksy scandal, so what do you say to that?” McCain asked the Democratic senator.

“I think this moment of time that we’re in is very different,” Gillibrand said. “I think many of us did not have that same lens, myself included, but today we are having a very different conversation. And there is a moment in time where we can actually do the right thing, or fixate on one president.”

“Do you regret campaigning with him though?” McCain asked.

Gillibrand did not acknowledge the question or answer it, and continued to opine about the #MeToo movement.

“It’s not about any one president and it’s not about any one industry,” she said. “And if we reduce it to that we are missing the opportunity to allow women to be heard, to allow women to have transparency, to allow women to have justice. ”

You can watch the entire segment below. The exchange between McCain and Gillibrand starts at about the five minute mark.

Bre Payton is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on Twitter.
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