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Sen. Gillibrand Responds to Ex-Clinton Adviser Calling Her a Hypocrite: ‘Ridiculous’

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made some waves yesterday saying that Bill Clinton should have resigned, and she is standing by those comments.

The New York Democrat said the following to The New York Times yesterday:

Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.”

But she also appeared to signal that what is currently considered a fireable offense may have been more often overlooked during the Clinton era.

“Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction,” Ms. Gillibrand said. “And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him.”

Philippe Reines, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, took to Twitter to call Gillibrand a “hypocrite.”

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt spoke to Gillibrand and brought up Reines’ tweet. Gillibrand said, “It’s ridiculous and he’s wrong.”

“Bill Clinton did very important things for this country,” she continued, “but my point is about this conversation that we are having today, and that we need to have the highest standards for elected leaders.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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