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Letter: Gillibrand’s campaigning does not line up with actions

The recent article on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s feminist campaign highlighted the senator’s many inconsistencies, including positions on gun control and Wall Street.

Ironically, Gillibrand’s “Women Plus” campaign platform is also circumspect. Gillibrand says she cried when Trump was elected.

Yet the senator had no problem being introduced at a rally by Palestinian American political activist Linda Sarsour, a supporter of anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Sarsour blamed “the Jewish media” for sullying her reputation, not her friendship with a terrorist who murdered two Jewish college students.

Sarsour has called for removing the vaginas from women who disagreed with her racist views. No matter, Gillibrand was honored to share the stage with Linda Sarsour.

There’s more.

Gillibrand may speak her mind when men in power act badly but she’s strangely silent when Congresswomen Rashida Harbi Tlaib and Ilhan Omar use rhetoric reminiscent of Nazi Germany. Sexism takes many forms. The Senator’s silence on bad behavior that comes from women is inexcusable.

Elinor Weiss

East Amherst

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