Even NPR Noticed Sen. Gillibrand Won't Talk About Cuomo #MeToo Moment

On Friday’s All Things Considered, National Public Radio reported on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s expanding rumors, and also as they reviewed Lindsey Boylan’s fees of unwanted sexual advances, press reporter Sally Herships kept in mind Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s workplace provided her the “No comment” therapy. This coincides Gillibrand that drove Sen. Al Franken out of workplace on unwanted sexual advances fees. 

When it concerned Franken, Gillibrand on Facebook that he needed to go: “I think it would certainly be much better for our nation if he sent out a clear message that any kind of type of persecution of females in our culture isn’t appropriate by tipping apart to allow another person offer.” 

NPR support Ari Shapiro asked just how the Democrats are dealing with Cuomo. He’s just mosting likely to deal with these fees if the Democrats and also their helpful media obtain harder. 

SHAPIRO: And what are Democratic legislators in New York claiming? Are they component of the press to unseat the guv?

HERSHIPS: Yes and also no. And this is where points obtain type of intriguing. So along with the underreported assisted living home fatalities, on Wednesday a previous assistant, Lindsey Boylan, released a blog post on Medium declaring that Cuomo had actually sexually bugged her. He has actually supposedly refuted these accusations. She claims he recommended they play strip online poker, that he kissed her on the mouth. So while Democratic state legislators have actually been really singing regarding the assisted living home fatalities, it interests keep in mind that a person effective legislator is continuing to be mainly silent regarding the brand-new accusations. That is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I contacted her workplace previously today to ask if she would certainly sustain an examination right into the accusations of unwanted sexual advances, and also I have not yet got a solution.

The New York Post reported that on Thursday, Gillibrand confessed she had not review Boylan’s account on the web site Medium: 

“I have not read her allegations or her post, her Medium post,” Gillibrand informed press reporters on a telephone call Thursday mid-day — a day after Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan stepped forward sparking prevalent media insurance coverage.

“But as I said, everyone has a right to be able to come forward, speak their truth, and be heard. And that’s true for her and that’s also true for Gov. Cuomo.”

The most recent New York Times record on a second accuser — Charlotte Bennett — should trigger Gillibrand to study and also speak out, right? Bennett is “saying that he asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men.”