Sen. Johnson: Gillibrand should ‘name names’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) should name the lawmakers who made inappropriate comments about her weight, Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Sen. Cassidy plans to bring down Medicaid Senate committee schedules hearing on health care block grants MORE (R-Wis.) said on Tuesday.

Johnson said members should have a chance to defend themselves, after Gillibrand detailed instances in a forthcoming book where she said some colleagues referred to her as "fat,” "porky” and “chubby.”

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"Well, if you are going to throw out accusations, my guess is you probably ought to name names," Johnson said on NewsMax TV. "If you are going to throw around those kind of accusations, you ought to give people a chance to defend themselves."

Johnson said he has never made comments about Gillibrand’s weight, nor has he ever heard a colleague make that type of remark. Still, Johnson said he has no reason to doubt her.

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