Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is in the spotlight.
She was the first Democratic senator to call for Al Franken’s resignation in 2017- when he faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
Fast-forward four years later- and critics say her handling of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s allegations have been entirely different.
In a series of statements, Gillibrand has said accusations of offensive behavior by Cuomo are “serious and deeply concerning” and that the three women “who have come forward have shown tremendous courage.” She has said that the claims against Cuomo are “completely unacceptable” and called for a full investigation — but stopped short of demanding his resignation, as was reported by the Associated Press.
Top Democrats across New York have refrained from suggesting that Cuomo step down. This includes Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who also represents New York.