Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a 2020 presidential candidate, appeared on MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as why she wants to abolish the Electoral College. Although she says Biden should not be denied the opportunity to run, Gillibrand says he will need to have a conversation with the American people to give his side of the allegations.
For Gillibrand, the women who accused Biden— Lucy Flores and Amy Lappos— felt demeaned and "that’s not acceptable." “So if Vice President Biden does choose to run for president of the United States, I imagine this is a conversation he will be having with the American people.”
Gillibrand says that she has worked on this issue for a long time and that what we need is “more accountability, We need more transparency, and we need to value women.” It doesn’t matter whether it’s about getting rid of sexaul assault in the military, on college campuses, in congress, or for people running for president — it’s about being held accountable and talking to the American people, according to Gillibrand.
“These issues … they’re very important.”