Tucker Carlson reacted to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) demand that embattled Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) resign amid sexual misconduct claims.
Gillibrand was one of the first to call for Franken's resignation, and also slammed allegations of forcible rape against President Clinton, Carlson said.
"[Gillibrand] is an opportunist and a phony," Carlson said of the junior senator, who took the seat of Hillary Clinton after being appointed by then-Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.)
Gillibrand, who touted her support for the Clintons, was chosen by Paterson after former First Daughter Caroline Kennedy eventually declined to pursue the appointment.
Carlson showed a picture of Gillibrand with Bill Clinton and mentioned her formerly unwavering support for Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 25, 2016
He said that Gillibrand "gave cover" to those accused of sexual misconduct when it was "convenient," noting claims by Juanita Broaddrick that the former president raped her.
"Nothing has changed except for Gillibrand's own political calculations," he said of her change in tone toward Bill Clinton. "She's a fraud."
Of those who, like Gillibrand, have called for Franken to resign amid on-the-record and anonymous claims of misconduct, Carlson warned not to take glee in others' downfall.
He expressed his own distaste for Franken but asked what any viewer would think if such a thing happened to them.
Franken's latest accuser has remained anonymous, he said.
"What goes around comes around."
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