Gillibrand: First thing I'll do if elected is 'Clorox the Oval Office'

Gillibrand: First thing I'll do if elected is 'Clorox the Oval Office'
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandWhite House, Congress near deal to give 12 weeks paid parental leave to all federal workers Bloomberg on 2020 rivals blasting him for using his own money: 'They had a chance to go out and make a lot of money' Harris posts video asking baby if she'll run for president one day MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that she would clean the Oval Office with Clorox as her first step as president if she got to the White House in 2020. 

"The first thing I'm going to do as president is I am going to Clorox the Oval Office," Gillibrand said on stage at the Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit. 

The remark quickly sparked reaction on social media. 

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Gillibrand went on to say the second act she would take as president would be to reignite the U.S. fight against climate change. 

"The second thing I'm going to do [is] I will reengage on global climate change," she continued. "I will not only sign the global climate accords, but I will lead a worldwide conversation about the urgency of this crisis. The greatest threat to humanity is global climate change."