Joy Behar “had a bone to pick” with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday’s The View over her campaign to oust fellow democratic senator Al Franken over sexual harassment allegations.
“I just thought that was unfair to make him an example when the president of the United States has so many allegations of sexual harassment against him, and I don’t see him going anywhere,” Behar said, to applause from the audience.
“We should be holding [President Trump] accountable and we should be having hearings,” Gillibrand responded.
When Behar pushed her again to discuss Franken, Gillibrand said, “For me, Al Franken is a friend of mine. He did great work in the Judiciary Committee so it was really hard and really heartbreaking… he’s entitled to a hearing but he is not entitled to my silence.”
“Obviously what was alleged against Al Franken is very different than what’s alleged about Steve Wynn, than what’s alleged about President Trump. Very different,” she added.
“But you’re giving it an unequal equivalency,” Behar shot back.
“No you’re not because it’s not okay, Joy. It is not okay to grab women without their consent,” Gillibrand said. “Why would you want to hold our elected leaders to the lowest standard and not the highest standard? We should be holding all our elected leaders to the highest standard.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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