Sex scandals have a long history of taking down Democrats.
There seems to a new one popping up all the time.
And one of the Democrats challenging Trump in 2020 may need to end their campaign because of a shocking sex scandal.
Democrats are working overtime to find their pick to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
The media is screaming from the rooftops for a woman to win in order to meet the diversity quota in the party.
And one of the women vying for that position is New York, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
While she isn’t as well-known as top picks like Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, she is hoping to use her status as a woman to pick up votes.
In recent weeks she has been making her far-left agenda clear, even calling for giving illegal immigrants access to social security.
But her campaign is now facing a major scandal that could sink her candidacy.
In 2017 her communications director Marc Brumer was facing allegations of making inappropriate comments at female scheduler.
At the time, Brumer discussed the allegations, claiming he was planning on leaving Gillibrand’s staff.
“As I said at the time, I am sorry that words used during a heated debate offended a colleague,” Brumer said of the incident. “By then, I had already been planning my departure and preparing to seek another opportunity. I resigned and ensured a smooth transition.”
But while he claims to be leaving, Gillibrand’s campaign continued to pay Brumer for three months after his departure.
This is making many voters question if she is actually serious about standing up to sexual misconduct.
And there is good reason to question it, considering that it isn’t the only similar scandal she is facing.
A recent Politico article exposes the handling of sexual misconduct allegations against Abbas Malik, who was serving as one of Gillibrand’s top aides.
Following the allegations, Malik was demoted but was still working with the female staffer making the allegations, causing her to resign.
Malik later faced termination only after being reached out to by Politico for a story on the allegations.
In the resignation letter of the women affected, she blasts Gillibrand for making public statements about how women “women shouldn’t accept sexual harassment in any form,” while still misinterpreting and mishandling her allegations.
These charges against Gillibrand are sure to come back to bite her.
Her entire campaign is based on gender issues, with stopping sexual misconduct an important pillar.
Prior to announcing her campaign, Gillibrand was meeting with feminist leaders including Gloria Steinem in order to cement her position as the feminist candidate in the race.
Considering that “believing survivors” seems to be the battle cry of the feminist left, it is likely these allegations will make her appear as inconsistent with her messaging.
But then again, Democrats are often able to get away with sexual misconduct scandals with little harm.
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