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Democratic US Senator Gillibrand to launch 2020 White House bid



WASHINGTON / NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS & # 39; The Late Show With Stephen Colbert & # 39; that she would write paperwork on Tuesday night to investigate a race for the democratic presidential election in the 2020 elections.

Colbert, during the taping of an episode to fly Tuesday night, asked Gillibrand, who has taken steps to launch a presidential campaign if she had anything she would like to announce.

"Yes," the New York legislature said. "I am submitting an exploratory committee for the United States President tonight."

The design of an exploratory committee will give Gillibrand 52, who is known to spear the effort to change how Congress handles sexual harassment claims and became a prominent voice in the # MeToo movement to initiate fundraising and organizing its campaign.

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – JANUARY 23: US Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) looks at a press conference announcing her as New York Gov. David A. Paterson's election to fill the vacant US Senate seat for New York on January 23, 2009 in Albany, New York. Caroline Kennedy withdrew his name from consideration one day before the announcement of the Governor's decision to fill the seat, which became vacant by the new Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images)

USA – January 23: New York Governor David Paterson launches New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Senator Hillary Clinton. by the state capital. (Photo by Corey Sipkin / NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

NEW YORK – JANUARY 25: Senator-designated Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) greets the media after a lunch meeting with New York Gov. David A. Paterson, US Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on January 25, 2009 in New York City. Gov. Paterson appointed Gillibrand to the US Senate seat left by Clinton on January 23 in Albany, New York. Gillibrand is expected to be sworn this week to serve in the US Senate. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike / Getty Images)

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand takes his seat under the testimony of former US Vice President Al Gore under the Senate of Foreign Affairs Committee on "Addressing Global Climate Change: Road to Copenhagen" January 28, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo Credit to be Read TIM SLOAN / AFP / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – MAY 18: First Lady Michelle Obama and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is joined by Met Museum President Emily Rafferty, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Rep. Charles Rangel at the Tape Cut to officially re-open Charles Engelhard Court, the centerpiece of the newly refurbished American wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – JUNE 14: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) participates in 2009 Puerto Ricans Day Parade on Manhattan streets on June 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra / Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JULY 13: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, makes an opening statement in the confirmation hearing to Sonia Sotomayor, US Supreme Court, in Washington, DC, USA , Monday, July 13, 2009. Democratic and Republican Senators discussed the suitability of Sotomayor to serve on the US Supreme Court as she was preparing to make her own case for confirmation to the Senate today. (Photo by Joshua Roberts / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 06: New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends the 9th Annual Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala at The Waldorf Astoria on February 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – MAY 3: USA Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (R) is preparing to attend a press conference in front of the United Nations addressing the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the city on May 3, 2010 in New York City. Ahmadinejad visited the United Nations to attend a nuclear non-proliferation conference. (Photo by Yana Paskova / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks to supporters of election at the Sheraton New York on November 2, 2010 in New York City. Gillibrand defeated Republican challenger Joseph DioGuardi. (Photo by Michael Nagle / Getty Images)

MEET THE PRESS – Pictured: (lr) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Moderator David Gregory appear at & # 39; Meet the Press & # 39; Sunday, January 16, 2011 at NBC Studios in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen J. Boitano / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – MARCH 16: Late. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reads papers in the hallway before a press conference on gay marriage on Capitol Hill on March 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and sixteen other democrats introduced a bill repealing the law on marriage law. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – MARCH 16: Late. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is listening during a press conference on homosexual marriage on Capitol Hill on March 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and sixteen other democrats introduced a bill repealing the law on marriage law. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images)

HEMPSTEAD, NY – DECEMBER 02: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends Lifetime Televisions 2012 Every Woman Count & # 39; campaign at Hofstra University on December 2, 2011 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Joe Corrigan / Getty Images for A&E)

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 02: USA Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (L) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)) listens during a press conference on the LAG law on February 2, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the changes and completion of the bill this afternoon. (Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 24: USA Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) attends a press conference organized by the Iran180 group to condemn Iran's President Ahmadinejad's forthcoming speech at the UN General Assembly on September 24, 2012 in New York City. A group of elected officials and community leaders spoke outside the UN headquarters and called for UN action against the Iranian regime. (Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images)

WOODBURY, NY – OCTOBER 18: USA Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (L) and former Vice President Dick Cheney make photographs after Cheney's appearance at the Long Island Association lunch at Crest Hollow Country Club on October 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York. Cheney discussed foreign and domestic issues, including the upcoming presidential election, at the business organization's lunch meeting. (Photo by Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JULY 16: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y., holds a Capitol news conference on legislation that would create a new process for reviewing cases of military sexual assault and relieve victims' fear of reporting an incident. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Also appear. (Photo by Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call)

9/19 / 13- Capitol Hill-Washington DC Caroline Kennedy goes before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to question when deciding whether she will be the next US Ambassador in Japan. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York supported Caroline. Photo: Christy Bowe – ImageCatcher News (Photo by ImageCatcher News Service / Corbis via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 29: USA Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand talks about TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most influential people in the world at jazz in Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for TIME)

WASHINGTON, JULY 16: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington DC Wednesday July 16, 2014. (Photo by Melina Mara / Washington Post via Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 09: US Senator in New York Kirsten Gillibrand Speaks on Stage During & # 39; Disturbing Politics & # 39; at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Doctor on October 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac / Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, listens to a speaker during a press conference to announce a new medical marijuana bill at US Capitol on March 10, 2014 in Washington, DC . AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo Credit to be Read MANDEL NGAN / AFP / Getty Images)

(RL) US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and US Senator Schumer Attend 14th Anniversary Ceremony the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on September 11, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit to be read KENA BETANCUR / AFP / Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 25: Late. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) goes on stage to submit comments on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of demonstrators and media members. The four-day democratic national convention started on 25 July. (Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

LET NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS – Episode 493 – Picture: (lr) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand during an interview with host Seth Meyers on February 21, 2017 – (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

VIEW – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) is the guest Monday, May 8, 2017 at ABCs & # 39; The View. & # 39; & # 39; The View & # 39; airs Monday-Friday (11 am to 12 pm, ET) on ABC Television Network.
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: Late Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a press conference with fellow Democrats, "dreamers" and university presidents and chancellors to claim the dream law of the United States Capitol October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he wants to end the Childhood Exposure Program (DACA) and has asked Congress to find a solution to the status of program recipients named & # 39; Dreamers & # 39 ;. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, speaks during the Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan, USA, Friday, October 27, 2017. The Women's Convention first brings together time activists and movement leaders political stars reflecting our nation's changing demographics and thousands of women for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, and inspirational forums. Photographer: Anthony Lanzilote / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, is listening during a press conference that reveals two-party legislation to prevent sexual harassment at work on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, Wednesday, 6 December 2017. Seven female US senators urged fellow Democrats to resign Wednesday after allegations and his inclusion in at least one case that he groped or sexually harassed women. His office said he would publish a Thursday. Photographer: Zach Gibson / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, speaks at a press conference revealing two-party legislation to prevent sexual harassment at work on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, Wednesday, 6 December 2017. Seven female US senators urged fellow Democrats to resign Wednesday after allegations and his inclusion in at least one case that he groped or sexually harassed women. His office said he would publish a Thursday. Photographer: Zach Gibson / Bloomberg via Getty Images




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"I'm going to run for the US president, because as a young mother I have to fight for the children of others as hard as I would fight for me itself, "said Gillibrand applause.

She has hired several top political helpers in recent weeks, speculating that her jumping in the 2020 frog was imminent.

There is no dominant early front runner in what is expected to be a crowded democratic nominee race to take over President Donald Trump, the likely Republican candidate.

Texas Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and senior US housing official, formally launched his White House bid on Saturday. Former American representative John Delaney has been running for more than a year. US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts formed a trial committee last month, and representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Friday that she would head for president.

Some in the party believe that an establishment figure that can appeal to centrist voters is the way to victory. Others argue for a new face, and especially a diverse one, is needed to stimulate the party's still left-wing base.

Gillibrand was a member of the centrist and fiscal conservative Blue Dog Coalition in the House of Representatives. Her positions became more liberal after she was appointed to fill the Senate seat led by Hillary Clinton in New York when Clinton became former Secretary of State Barack Obama.

Gillibrand then won the seat in a special election and was re-elected for six years in 2012 and 2018. She has attributed the shift of ideology to representing a liberal state versus a more conservative district.

As senator, Gillibrand was persuaded of rape in the military and campus sexual assault years before the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and attack occurred only in 2017.

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At the end of 2017, as she pushed for a bill changing how Congress deals and settles accusations of sexual harassment by employees, some prominent party leaders have criticized her to be the first democratic senator to urge Senator Al Franken's resignation, accused of seizing and kissing women without their consent.

During the same period, Gillibrand said that Hillary Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, should have withdrawn from the White House after his affair with internal Monica Lewinsky, who led to his accusation by the Parliament. Some criticized the Senator for attacking Clintons, who had supported his political career.

Gillibrand supports a Medicare-for-all bill, which is defeated by the Liberal Democrats. She was the first senator to call in June 2018 for the abolition of immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) in connection with Trump's separation of families entering the country at the US-Mexico border.

"I think healthcare should be right and not a privilege," Gillibrand said to Colbert.

In a dig at Trump, Gillibrand said the first thing she would do if elected to the White House is to "restore what has been lost" as "this country's integrity and compassion."

"You must begin by restoring what has been lost, restoring our leadership in the world and addressing things like global climate change and being the prime light and hope in the world, "Gillibrand said.

Trump and Gillibrand have spared publicly in the past. In December 2017, the president informed her with a sexual tweet that called her a "total flunky" who had "come to my office" begging "for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them)." [19659002] Gillibrand immediately fired back on Twitter.

"You can't silence me or the millions of women who have come off the sidelines to talk about the fitness and the shame you've brought to the Oval Office," she wrote.

(Reporting by Amanda Becker in Washington and Daniel Trotta in New York Editing by Colleen Jenkins, Jonathan Oatis and James Dalgleish)


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