Kirsten Gillibrand gives advice to incoming women lawmakers: 'Follow your heart'

Kirsten Gillibrand gives advice to incoming women lawmakers: 'Follow your heart'

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandButtigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration 2020 Dems call on Mueller to testify about redacted report 2020 Dems blast Barr's defense of Trump before Mueller report's release MORE (D-NY) gave advice to incoming female lawmakers: “Follow your heart.”

Appearing on "Good Morning America" Tuesday, Gillibrand told the women to “bring the passion that got you elected to Washington to make things better for people.”

Gillibrand said she can’t wait to meet with all the new Congress members, which will make up one of the most diverse chambers in history.


A record number of women were elected to the House, with more than 100 winning congressional races.

Gillibrand won her third term and is seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2020.

Gillibrand said she is giving “long, hard thought” to challenging President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg on Mueller report: 'Politically, I'm not sure it will change much' Sarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue' Trump to visit Japan in May to meet with Abe, new emperor MORE in 2020, calling it a “moral question.”

“If you want to be a great community organizer and a great representative you have to start with listening,” she tells the incoming lawmakers.

Gillibrand also said a big part of succeeding in Washington is working with colleagues to find “common ground” to make things happen.