Lawmakers Defend Sen. Gillibrand After Trump's Tweet

The president criticized Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's credibility after she told CNN he should resign in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.
Posted at 2:58 PM, Dec 12, 2017

High-profile lawmakers are coming to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's defense after President Donald Trump criticized her on Twitter.

This feud started Monday when Gillibrand told CNN Trump should resign in the face of several sexual misconduct allegations. But it's important to note she wasn't the only senator pushing for him to step down.

Trump responded Tuesday, tweeting Gillibrand used to "come to [his] office 'begging' for campaign contributions," alleging she "would do anything for them."

Democrats quickly came to Gillibrand's defense. Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired back, accusing Trump of "trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame" Gillibrand. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Trump embarrassed himself, calling the tweet "a new low." And Rep. Elijah Cummings asked Trump to apologize immediately.

Gillibrand responded herself, saying the president couldn't silence her.