*Shocked* – Having Won NY Senate Reelection, Kirsten Gillibrand No Longer Ruling Out Running For President
Backtracks on campaign promise to serve full Senate term…
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is apparently exploring a run for president in 2020. She made that clear during an appearance on “The View” on Monday.
This may come as a surprise to New York voters, who were told by the senator herself just two weeks ago that she intended to serve her full term if reelected.
WHAM News reports:
On ‘The View’, Gillibrand says she is considering 2020 presidential run
You never can predict what will happen in the world of politics.
After stating in an October 25 U.S. Senate debate that she would not run for president, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Monday that she is now considering a run in 2020.
The Democratic junior senator from New York was re-elected handily last week to her third term.
During an appearance on ABC’s The View that aired Monday morning, Gillibrand said she is mulling her options in the wake of what she calls “corruption” within the Trump administration.
“I’m obviously very dedicated to serving New Yorkers,” Gillibrand said. “But that’s a very important moral question that I’ve been thinking about…what President Trump is putting into this country is so disturbing, so divisive, so dark, that I believe I’ve been called to fight as hard as I possibly can to restore that moral integrity, that moral decency. So, I’m thinking about it.”
Here’s the video. I’m sure you don’t want to watch the whole thing, so this is cued to start at the 3:00 minute mark. Just press play:
Just two weeks ago, Gillibrand was asked about this during a debate and gave a very different answer.
Carl Campanile reported at the New York Post:
Gillibrand: I won’t run for president in 2020 if re-elected to Senate
Trying to quash speculation that she’s plotting to run for president in 2020, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pledged Thursday to serve her entire six-year term if re-elected next month.
She made the vow in a 30-minute debate with Republican rival Chele Farley airing on WABC-TV Sunday at 11 a.m.
Farley hammered Gillibrand — who’s been traveling around the country to boost Democratic candidates — as someone more interested in a White House run than serving her constituents in the Senate.
Gillibrand insisted that wasn’t the case.
“You will serve out your six-year senate term?” asked moderator Bill Ritter.
“I will . . . I will serve my six-year term,” Gillibrand replied.
Here’s a video of that moment:
In the real world, this is called being caught in a blatant lie.
Don’t count on the media to frame it that way, though. Especially if she polls well.
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