The Governor-picked replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Kirsten Gillebrand (D-NY), cooked her own goose when she went too far with her rigid "Me Too" crap without being fair to both sides. I'm talking about her going after a beloved and brilliant Senator Al Franken (D-MN) based solely upon a "trumped-up" (using the word "trump" has become an obscenity) election-year complaint by a Sean Hannity protégé named Leeann Tweeden from a 2006 USO tour event that happened long before comedian and author Al Franken entered politics. Tweeden was a career HOOTER's waitress, using her voluptuousness to entire men for big tips (no pun intended). Tweeden, a right-wing radio show hostess, posed nude for Playboy Magazine, and appeared often on Fox as a "consultant". So in a contentious election year where a child-molester and wing-nut Old Testament fanatic Roy Moore was the hugely unpopular behind-in-the-polls candidate, the Koch Donor Network right-wing extremists in control of the fight-dirty Republicans (Mayer, 2017) decided to use lie-based crap to counter by bringing down a very popular and beloved Democrat with false accusations---Al Franken. According to Leeann Tweeden, in a 2006 USO tour [for which Hooter's waitress Tweeden volunteered as a sex-exploiting titillating lure for the all-male military audiences in war zones] then-comedian (and script writer) Al Franken "kissed me" during a rehearsal, and "used his tongue." The kiss was WRITTEN INTO THE SCRIPT, and the picture this right-wing Sean Hannity protégé showed had at least three soldiers from the audience standing nearby (a common titillation used by Bob Hope for these types of provocative skits loaded with sexual innuendoes) and the SCRIPT was IN FRANKEN'S HAND while the kiss was being REHEARSED!
Kirsten Gillebrand did not even bother to give the accused the benefit of the doubt, denying a beloved Senator innocent of wrongdoing his DUE PROCESS, and she did not both to investigate the background of the accuser or she would have said what most Americans have said, "Bull crap!" (or words to this effect). I will never vote for Gillebrand for anything. I do like Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Joe Biden (D-VT), but hope powerhouse Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) runs first for Texas Governor to build his experience and put Texas firmly into Democratic hands.