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Under Fire, Gillibrand, Sanders, Harris Defending MeToo Stance After Allegations

Under Fire, Gillibrand, Sanders, Harris Defending MeToo Stance After Allegations

By    |   Tuesday, 12 March 2019 07:47 AM EDT

Democrat 2020 presidential hopefuls, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris are all defending their commitment to the #MeToo movement after complaints that they had mishandled claims of sexual misconduct made about their subordinates.

New York's Gillibrand joined the list on Monday, when Politico reported that one of her aides said she resigned last August because the senator's office had mishandled a claim she made against Abbas Malik, one of the senator's closest aides.

Fox News Tuesday reported that Gillibrand, Sanders, and Harris had all strongly defended their commitment to the #MeToo movement and that Gillibrand was described as its "face" after she pushed for the resignation of then-Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., in 2017.

Sanders, meanwhile, apologized earlier this year after reports surfaced that one of his top aides was accused of the sexual assault of a female subordinate during his 2016 campaign.

Harris, meanwhile, said earlier this month that she hadn't spoken to a woman who sued her former top adviser, Larry Wallace, for sexual harassment and won a $400,000 settlement.

A Harris spokeswoman said in December that the Harris team was not aware of the allegations, which occurred while she was California's attorney general, but the state's Department of Justice had been informed about the claims three months before she left in 2017.

“No one is buying Kamala Harris’s claim she didn’t know her top aide of 14 years was accused of sexual harassment, resulting in a $400K settlement,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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