1 on 1 with Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand on Pressures to Respond to High-Profile Controversies
DES MOINES, Iowa--The 24/7 news cycle can demand that presidential candidates weigh in almost immediately as new developments become public. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat who is officially exploring a 2020 presidential run, initially spoke out about the claims of Jussie Swollett, an actor who said two men attacked him and shouted racist and homophobic remarks. Authorities are now investigating whether Swollett actually willingly took part in the incident as a publicity stunt.