Andrea Mitchell: There Are Male Senators I ‘Would Not Get on an Elevator With’

“Men behaving badly on Capitol Hill? What a surprise,” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell said after returning from a commercial break Thursday afternoon. The host was referring to an interview Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) gave to People magazine about her upcoming book Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World.

In the interview, Gillibrand revealed that after she lost 50 pounds following the birth of her baby, one of her male colleagues approached her and said, “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”

“Laughing matter only because it’s 2014,” Mitchell told her guests Thursday. “I covered the Senate in the late ’80s and ’90s and we all had our stories of whom you’d not get in an elevator with and whom you’d protect your young female interns from.” She noted that some of those senators were “actually expelled.”

Mitchell also stressed that this is one issue that is truly “bipartisan” in Congress. “She does not say Democrat or Republican,” she said of Gillibrand’s claims. “From my experience, it’s gender.”

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