Gillibrand, who was the first to call Franken to resign, was ready to answer questions about the Democrats in Minnesota, whose overthrow after a series of charges in 2017 remains a controversial issue for the party. Some on the left, including a number of leading democratic donors, believe that Franken was pushed too fast, while others believe he has received what he deserves. it meant I was defending him and carrying the water I did not want to do. "
" It was enough, "said Gillibrand, pointing out that the critical point in her decision was the eight charges brought against Franken." Al Franken is entitled to any process he wants if he wants to say to wait six months for his hearing. His decision was to resign. My design was not to be silent. "
Gillibrand added: about what is right, especially when it's difficult, and if you create a pass, because you love someone or you like someone, or you admire someone or you are part of your team, it's not good, it just is not and I feel It's painful for me It's painful for many of us. "
Frankenson announced his resignation in December 201
"That was the only thing I keep reading about," said Scolaro. "She believed what she said, and she talked with the truth. She followed her conviction. I respect that. TJelibrand also noted that her son Theo asked her during the Franken dispute: "Does that mean to Al Franken?" "And I had to be very clear as a mother," It's not good to have a woman everywhere on her body without her consent. it's good for you, "Gillibrand said.
Gillibrand's decision to help push Frank was a cheeky question about her presidential aspirations, especially among the rich Democrat donors
George Soros, the billionaire Democratic Donor, told Washington Post in 2018, hoping that Gillibrand would not be able to capture the nomination for 2 020 because she pushed Franken "to improve her own chances." Marlin Sturtwant, who hosted the assembly Friday night, said she really liked Franken, but described Gillibrand's role in pushing him like that.
David Holaas A 64-year-old man from Sioux City said he did not think Gillibrand's role in breaking down Franken would hurt the Senator in Iowa
"I think she spoke honestly," said Halaas. "She speaks from her heart."
And Jim Jung, 70, of Sioux City, said he believed people "forgot all about it."
Only Rick Mullen, a 65-year-old retired from Sioux City, said he was concerned about Frank Henry's treatment and believed that the senator was "redirected."
"Most of us love Al Franken," he said.
However, most of Jillibrand's speech did not deal with Franklin, and the senator instead devoted a lot of time to President Donald Trump's attack on the world.
"I want to run for President because I feel that we are at that moment where, as you said, there is darkness," she said, "President Trump has created so much hatred, so divorce."
She added: "I feel I have to use everything I can to overcome what he has created."