Kirsten Gillibrand Scores Points during Fox News Town Hall!


Dear Commons Community,

Democratic nominee Kirsten Gillebrand scored a couple of points during a Fox News town hall meeting hosted by Chris Wallace.

Wallace asked Gillibrand during the town hall in Dubuque, Iowa, to explain her December 2018 tweet that said: “Our future is: Female, Intersectional. Powered by our belief in one another. And we’re just getting started.”

“We want women to have a seat at the table,” Gillibrand explained.

Wallace interjected: “What about men?”

“They’re already there ― do you not know?” Gillibrand fired back with a laugh. “It’s not meant to be exclusionary, it’s meant to be inclusionary.” 

Another noteworthy moment came when Gillibrand brought up Fox News’ coverage of abortion as states move to impose anti-abortion restrictions

“What we’ve created, unfortunately, is a false choice and a false narrative,” Gillibrand said of the network’s abortion coverage. “Chris, I want to talk about the role Fox News plays in this, because it’s a problem. I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union, Fox News talked about infanticide. Infanticide doesn’t exist.”

An annoyed Wallace quickly cut her off, saying that Fox had invited her to the town hall and attacking the network was “not very polite.” 

Gillbrand said she would address her concerns politely and continued, telling the audience that abortion is “a human right, it’s about having bodily autonomy, it’s about being able to control your physical self.”

“So let women make these most personal decisions,” she said.

Good comebacks from Kirsten. 

Although she is trailing badly in the polls, her comments may give her a little boost.


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