Gillibrand fires back at Trump: 'You cannot silence me'

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandEx-officials voice deep concerns over new Pentagon UFO unit Paid leave advocates ramping up the pressure on Manchin and Schumer Gillibrand, bipartisan lawmakers push to keep military justice overhaul in NDAA MORE (D-N.Y.) fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE after he attacked her on Twitter, tweeting Tuesday that the president “cannot silence” her or other women who have said he has brought shame to the White House.

“You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office,” Gillibrand, who a day earlier had said Trump should resign from office, wrote on Twitter.

Gillibrand, a possible presidential candidate in 2020, was the target earlier Tuesday of a Trump tweet that cast her as a “lightweight” senator and “total flunky for Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerHospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level Progressive groups urge Schumer to prevent further cuts to T plan MORE” who in the past had begged for campaign donations and "would do anything for them."  

The attacks were a predictable response from Trump after Gillibrand said Monday that he should resign over the numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations against him.


Gillibrand previously called for Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFranken rules out challenge against Gillibrand for Senate seat Franken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Al Franken on another Senate run: 'I'm keeping my options open' MORE (D-Minn.) to resign after he was accused of groping and forcible kissing multiple women. She also said in November that former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMaxwell accuser testifies the British socialite was present when Epstein abuse occurred Epstein pilot testifies Maxwell was 'number two' in operation Federal judge changes his mind about stepping down, eliminating vacancy for Biden to fill MORE should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Trump homed in on that statement in his tweet, calling her “very disloyal” to Clinton, an accusation also made by a former top Clinton aide, Philippe Reines.

Gillibrand told CNN’s Christine Amanpour on Monday that if Trump does not step down, there should be a congressional investigation into the accusations from more than a dozen women who have said Trump sexually harassed or assaulted them in the past.