One of the top Democrats in Washington is in big trouble.
They are in the middle of a crisis that just went from bad to worse.
That’s because this jaw dropping sexual misconduct scandal is the final nail in the coffin for this Democrat.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was one of the first Democrats to jump in the 2020 Presidential contest.
Gillibrand centered her candidacy around her gender and her support for trendy “social justice” causes.
However, Gillibrand struggled to gain traction.
The New York Senator raised little money upon her launch, earned no endorsements from her home state’s Congressional delegation, and polled at zero percent in a recent survey.
And now a sexual harassment scandal from her Senate office may throw the final pile of dirt on her political grave.
A former female staffer went public to Politico with the fact that she resigned from Gillibrand’s office last summer after Gillibrand’s team allegedly did not take her complaints seriously about sexual harassment from one of her most trusted aides.
The former staffer detailed her ordeal in a letter to Gillibrand.
“On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, I filed a complaint to Anne Bradley, Deputy Chief of Staff, detailing that I had experienced sexual harassment from Abbas Malik, Special Assistant to Senator Gillibrand. The office began an investigation that day and had resolved it by Monday, July 30, 2018. I was told that the office and Senate HR concluded they did not find cause to fire Abbas for sexual harassment.”
The letter continued, “Anne and Jess told me that it was a series of misinterpretations and too much of a he said, she said? situation. However, Abbas was punished for making inappropriate remarks, which resulted in a demotion. I tried to make the best of the situation and continue to do my job, trusting that the office had done everything they could to protect. me. While I was upset with the outcome, I felt satisfied that there had been a fair process. However, the following events, outlined below, left me feeling upset, confused and devalued, and directly led to my decision to resign from my position in your office.”
Gillibrand defended her actions in an interview with Politico.
“These are challenges that affect all of our nation’s workplaces, including mine, and the question is whether or not they are taken seriously. As I have long said, when allegations are made in the workplace, we must believe women so that serious investigations can actually take place, we can learn the facts, and there can be appropriate accountability,” Gillibrand stated.
“That’s exactly what happened at every step of this case last year. I told her that we loved her at the time and the same is true today.”
However, even though Gillibrand’s office claimed they found Abbas had engaged in no wrongdoing at the time, they fired him once the incident attracted media coverage.
One of the reasons Gillibrand’s campaign failed to gain traction is because Democrat voters see her as a fraud.
When she represented a conservative Congressional district in upstate New York, she campaigned as a pro-gun, anti-amnesty member of Congress.
But once New York Governor David Paterson appointed her to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton and she began to harbor national ambitions, Gillibrand morphed into a leftist crusader.
Just like those phony promises to defend the Second Amendment and secure the border, Gillibrand’s campaign rallying cry of “believe of women” was a scam to fool voters into backing her.
The only thing authentic about Kirsten Gillibrand is that she will say whatever she has to in order to win the votes of the electorate right in front of her.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.