8:01 AM, Sep 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly reveals in her memoir that one U.S. senator told her, "Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!"
It is now being reported that that line came from Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Democrat and personal hero to President Barack Obama.
As Carl Hulse reports in the New York Times:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York caused a commotion this month when she revealed in a memoir how her male colleagues felt free to comment rather vividly on her weight. The senator came under pressure to reveal the names of the perpetrators, but declined, setting off a guessing game in Washington.
Probably the most egregious incident was when a senior senator squeezed her waist and told her: “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!”
It turns out the senator was the late Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, the decorated veteran and civil rights hero, according to people with knowledge of the incident. ...
[I]n an all but forgotten chapter of his career, the senator had been accused of sexual misconduct: In 1992, his hairdresser said that Mr. Inouye had forced her to have sex with him.
Inouye died a couple years agao, and President Obama spoke at the long-serving senator's funeral in 2012. "[W]e remember a man who inspired all of us with his courage, and moved us with his compassion, that inspired us with his integrity, and who taught so many of us -- including a young kid growing up in Hawaii –-- that America has a place for everyone," said the president.
Consider this another wrinkle in the Democrat's War on Women.
8:43 AM, Nov 18, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The big topic of discussion on the Sunday shows was, of course, Obamacare. And the big challenge for supporters of the president, and his signature program, was to parse the language of “If you like your plan …” so as to make it mean something other than what millions reasonably assumed it meant.
11:04 AM, Jul 26, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Thursday, Republican senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Democratic senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri joined with several female veterans of the armed forces to speak out against a proposal that would create a new justice system for serious military prosecutions, independent of military commanders.
7:45 AM, Jul 16, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The Obama administration has worked diligently to shrink, underfund, and demoralize the military. Now, Politico reports, two Republican senators, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, are joining an effort led by New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand that goes beyond where even the Obama administration is willing to go in weakening the military.
1:36 PM, Mar 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand is asking Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not to allow knives to be brought on airplanes.
12:30 PM, Jan 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Emergency Committee for Israel published this full page ad in today's New York Times:
5:37 PM, Aug 20, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On MSNBC this morning, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York promoted her website, OffTheSidelines.org, as a "campaign" to try to get "more women, Democrats, Republicans, all women, to again, hold their elected leaders accountable, vote, and hopefully run for office." Despite that claim, the website appears to be directly connected to Gillibrand's reelection campaign. Watch the video below:
10:44 PM, Jun 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wendy Long, a Manhattan lawyer, activist, and former Supreme Court clerk, is projected to win the Republican nomination for Senate in New York.
Schumer stays silent.6:05 PM, Jun 14, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has come out against fellow Democrat Charles Barron, a House candidate for the state's Eighth Congressional District. "Any candidate who is anti-Israel does not share Senator Gillibrand's values," says spokesman Glen Caplin in an email to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
4:05 PM, Mar 23, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wendy Long is taking up New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand's challenge. “Senator Gillibrand has said she wants to see more women in politics,” Long said in her speech to the state GOP convention last week, responding to the Democratic incumbent. “I say let’s give her what she’s asking for.”
3:01 PM, Mar 13, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Bob Turner, the newly-elected Republican congressman from New York City who replaced Democrat Anthony Weiner, will be running for the GOP nomination to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat and New York's junior senator. The Associated Press reports:
2:59 PM, Dec 1, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Peter Schweizer's book, Throw Them All Out, has been a topic of much discussion in Washington, in no small part because of shocking details about how congressmen trade stock based on their private knowledge of how legislation will affect markets. Amazingly, this is completely legal.
Once-safe Democrats are becoming vulnerable, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand among them.Oct 18, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 05 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
New York has two Democratic senators, both of them up for election this year. In the first race, Chuck Schumer has a commanding lead. In the other, Kirsten Gillibrand may be in trouble.