Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who was once pro-Second Amendment, pro-family and anti-illegal immigration told Sharyn Alfonsi, CBS-60 Minutes that she has seen the light (sarcasm), ashamed of her once Conservative platform but don’t blame her, blame her Caucasian constituents. (Well not in those words, but really.)
Alfonsi noted that the National Rifle Association previously gave Gillibrand an “A” rating and that, as a congresswoman, she used a “family tradition of hunting to appeal to conservative voters in upstate New York.” The New York Democrat is now one of the most vocal supporters of stricter gun control in the Senate.
“Why the 180?” Alfonsi asked.
Gillibrand, whose name has been floated as a 2020 presidential candidate, claimed her views changed after she entered the Senate and talked to victims of gun violence.
“After I got appointed, I went down to Brooklyn to meet with families who had suffered from gun violence in their communities,” she said. “And you immediately experience the feeling that I couldn’t have been more wrong. I only had the lens of upstate New York.”
“But you had lived in New York City for a decade—” Alfonsi said before Gillibrand interrupted”[…]
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is gearing up to run for president in 2020. Not sure who she is talking to but it does not matter how many times, Kirsten Gillibrand goes slumming, I do not see those communities coming out for her.
Long story short, the Progressive flipflopper doesn’t stand a chance of getting past the primaries.