Kirsten Gillibrand is the queen of flip flopping. When she first ran for the Senate, she touted herself as a strong supporter of gun rights and immigration laws. Now that she is running for president, all of her positions are on the far left.
But during a recent media appearance when she was asked about this, she claimed it wasn’t true.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Gillibrand: Flip-Flopping ‘Is Certainly Not My Record’
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) said during a Monday interview on CBS’s “This Morning” that flip-flopping on issues was not part of her record.
CBS anchor Gayle King asked Gillibrand about the perception among Democrats that she’s flip-flopped on issues and “betrayed” the Clinton family.
“It’s still the talk of dinner party conversations about Senator Gillibrand that she flips and flops, that she betrayed the Clintons, that she seems to go with whatever the wind is blowing,” King said. “I know you’ve heard that. How do you feel about that, and how do you address it?”
“It’s certainly not my record, not who I am,” Gillibrand responded. “It’s true that my first election was a 2-1 Republican district in upstate New York. I was able to run that campaign on getting out of Iraq and [on] ‘Medicare for all’, but still won a 2-1 Republican district. And won reelection by a 24-point margin.”
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She got called out for this by the New York Post.
From their editorial board:
Kirsten Gillibrand’s latest bid to hide her record
Asked about her flip-flopping reputation, a likely 2020 presidential candidate Gillibrand replied: “It’s certainly not my record, not who I am. It’s true that my first election was [in] a 2-1 Republican district in upstate New York. I was able to run that campaign on getting out of Iraq and [on] ‘Medicare for all’, but still won a 2-1 Republican district. And won re-election by a 24-point margin.”
What a dodge: Gillibrand ran those races as a conservative Democrat: tough on immigration, firmly pro-Israel and pro-Wall Street; her stance on guns earned her an “A” from the National Rifle Association. Yet she dropped all those positions after being named to fill Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat.
She even flip flopped about running for president. She said during a debate six months ago that she would serve her full senate term.