SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken.
Gillibrand continues her first trip Saturday to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.READ MORE: Scandia Man Charged In Overdose Death Of Chisago County Jail Inmate
On Friday, she met with voters in Sioux City, including activists who asked her about her role as the first Democrat to publicly call for Franken’s ouster. The Minnesota Democrat resigned amid allegations he had groped several women.READ MORE: MISSING: Dustin Sundin Last Seen In NW Minnesota
Gillibrand said she had “to stand up for what’s right, especially when it’s hard.”MORE NEWS: 'We Cannot Let This Be A Tragic, Lost Opportunity': Ben Crump Urges Lawmakers Not To Give Up On George Floyd Justice In Policing Act
Gillibrand was traveling from western to central Iowa, with various stops.