A well-known U.S. Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is polling at an embarrassingly low level, trailing other Democrats with little-to-no experience in national politics.
CNN’s Ryan Struyk posted the results of the latest Monmouth poll, showing Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) way down at the bottom of the field.
New Monmouth 2020 poll just out:
de Blasio 1%
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) March 11, 2019
She trails former San Antonio, Texas mayor Julian Castro, Californian entrepreneur Andrew Yang who has become something of an internet meme recently, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who has not even declared his candidacy.
Former Vice President Joe Biden tops the list of candidates, despite not having announced his candidacy, either. The Monmouth poll also shows that Americans still have plenty of love for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who is polling in second place.
As for Gillibrand, she found herself embroiled in a #MeToo style scandal late Sunday and early Monday.
A U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful kept an aide on her staff despite multiple accusations of sexual harassment, according to several Monday report.
“The military adviser to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a 2020 presidential candidate who has been an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement and a campaigner against sexual misconduct in the military, kept his job despite allegations he sexually harassed a junior female aide,” according to Washington Examiner.
The female aide and alleged victim of the misconduct resigned in protest over the way Gillibrand handled her complaints. She is described as mid-20’s, married and apparently Gillibrand officiated her wedding.
The military advisor, who has now been terminated, is Abbas Malik. He was only fired after media inquiries into his alleged misconduct.
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