FPM: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is brave. Or at least that’s her campaign branding.
I guess it takes bravery to humiliatingly lose to everyone except Andrew Yang and Julian Castro after raising millions of dollars. It takes bravery to debut your kickoff speech next to the Trump hotel only to have no one show up. And it takes bravery to continue humiliating yourself around the country. And then getting desperate and saying things like, “We’re gonna punch Trump in the face!”
That would be “dangerous incitement” if a Republican had said it. But it’s “awesome” when a Democrat does.
“We’re gonna punch Trump in the face!” she tells me, smiling broadly, literally jumping up and down. “It’s the New York way!”
Gillibrand isn’t New York City prole. She’s wealthy upstate. The New York way couldn’t be any more alien to her if she were from Iowa.
The routine, like all her routines, is wincingly unconvincing. MORE