WASHINGTON – New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing back against a pointed Tweet by President Donald Trump.
In the Tweet Trump wrote,”lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office begging for campaign contributions not so long ago and would do anything for them.”
The Twitter attack came a day after the Senator called for Trump’s resignation in the face of renewed allegations of sexual assault, harassment and lewd behavior around women from before he was president.
“It was a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice,” said Kirsten Gillibrand.
“I will not be silenced on this issue, neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday, and neither will the millions of women who have been marching since the women’s march to stand up against policies they do not agree with,” Gillibrand said.
At least 15 women have come forward with a wide range of accusations against Trump.
Trump said the claims against him were an invention by Democrats who are unable to prove his campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election.