Kirsten Gillibrand officially joined the crowded race for the Oval Office on Sunday - and plans to deliver her first speech as a candidate outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Manhattan on Sunday.
Gillibrand says MI is similar to upstate NY, where she is from. "That's what fear does", Gillibrand declared in her announcement, pledging to bring a "positive, courageous vision of restoring America's moral integrity straight to President Trump's doorstep".
"It asks, 'Will fearless win?'" Gillibrand says of the anthem, continuing, "Well, it hasn't always".
She has also been an advocate of women's rights, including anti-sexual misconduct and equal treatment for women.
Gillibrand, who is considered a top contender in the presidential race, recently faced controversy when a former aide resigned after accusing a senior staffer of sexual harassment a year ago.More news: Labour likely to back public vote on PM's deal, says Corbyn
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While many have applauded Gillibrand's advocacy on issues of concern to women - she highlighted her efforts against sexual assault in the military on Sunday - some Democrats have accused her of rushing to judgment in 2017 on Sen. But she is now under scrutiny for her handling of a sexual harassment claim against a staffer in her Senate office a year ago.
Gillibrand's decision to kick off her campaign in MI is likely driven by it's history as a swing state. Gillibrand has defended her handling of the situation in her office, contending last week that the allegation was taken seriously "every step" of the way.
Addressing Democrats in his home state of DE, he said his record was the most progressive "of anyone running for the United-" before correcting himself: "anybody who would run".
The New York Senator announced in January on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert that she was forming an exploratory committee but her candidacy has failed to register at all during the last two months. "I told her that we loved her at the time, and the same is true today", Gillibrand said in a statement Monday.
In the same period, Gillibrand said Hillary Clinton's husband, former president Bill Clinton, should have resigned after his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky, which led to his impeachment. Gillibrand called the tweet a "sexist smear".