Lawmakers Defend Sen. Gillibrand After Trump's Tweet

  • Lawmakers Defend Sen. Gillibrand After Trump's Tweet

Lawmakers Defend Sen. Gillibrand After Trump's Tweet

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who called on Trump to resign over the allegations. The shot many call "slut-shaming" came when Trump claimed the Senator "would do anything" for his money.

The New York senator hit back at Trump Tuesday morning, saying that he "cannot silence" her and she will continue to speak out about the shame Trump "has brought on the Oval Office".

"It's not going to silence me".

"It was heartbreaking past year".

Trump has repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct, but admitted a year ago that it was him on a leaked "Access Hollywood" tape bragging that "when you're a star" women let men "do anything", including "grab them by the p--".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday she would provide a list of eyewitnesses who could allegedly prove Trump's innocence.

She appeared alongside two other Trump accusers at a NY news conference, Samantha Holvey, who alleged that Trump walked uninvited into a backstage dressing area where she and others were in various states of undress at a 2012 beauty pageant Trump owned, and Jessica Leeds, who accused Trump of groping her when she sat next to him on a commercial airline flight in the late 1970s.

Kirsten Gillibrand a "lightweight" and a "total flunky" who would "do anything" for campaign contributions.

"You can not silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office", Gillibrand responded on Tuesday.

Yet we blink when it comes to calling for Trump's resignation, for he won his election after multiple claims of harassment were thoroughly reported and published, and then capped by Trump's own bragging about grabbing women's genitals captured in the infamous "Access Hollywood" video. Trump did not respond to similar resignation calls from three male Democratic senators, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. "Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!" he posted on the social networking website.

"Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday", she said.

Trump is heard on a 2005 "Access Hollywood" hot microphone recording - which went public previous year - boasting about being able to grab women by their genitals because "when you're a star, they let you do it". "We're private citizens and for us to put ourselves out there to try and show America who this man is and how he views women, and for them to say, 'Eh, we don't care, ' it hurt", Samantha Holvey said Monday. "But this is locker room talk", Trump said.