There are mixed feelings in the Jewish community about Gillibrand, as the senator defends her outreach efforts and work in D.C.
You know someone by their supporters and critics: Meet some Jewish folks on both sides of the New York senator’s ledger.
“My first act will be to engage Iran to stabilize the Middle East and make sure we do not start an unwanted, never-ending war.”
“She is responsible for pushing…the comedian…Al Franken, whom I admire, to resign. In order to improve her chances.”
“This moment of reckoning about our friends and colleagues who have been accused of sexual misconduct is necessary, and it is painful.”
EXCLUSIVE: In an op-ed for the Forward, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand writes about the anti BDS bill and her support of the First Amendment.
“I would never support any bill that chills free speech,” she told a town hall crowd in Queens.
“If you don’t have a vision, if you don’t have a plan, then it is never going to happen. And so we do need to require more of our world leaders.”
Chuck Schumer’s announcement that he is voting against the Iran deal came just hours after Kirsten Gillibrand said she will vote for it. What will the dramatic split between the two New York Senate heavyweights mean for them — and the contentious vote?
Hoping to revive a bill to aid synagogues damaged by Hurricane Sandy, two U.S. senators have reintroduced a new measure that seeks to alleviate concerns from FEMA and civil liberties groups over separation of church and state issues.