Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) was not mincing words on Friday. During a speech in New York, she dropped several F-bombs to express her frustration with the White House and Washington politics.
"Has he kept his promises? No. F--- no,” she said of President Donald Trump while addressing the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City, The Hill reported.
Kirsten Gillibrand speaking at NYU just now on Trump: "Has he kept his promises? No. Fuck no."— Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) June 9, 2017
She went on to express growing exasperation with her colleagues in Congress, saying "If we are not helping people, we should go the f--- home."
This isn't the first time Gillibrand has used colorful language in a public setting. In an April interview with New York Magazine she also said lawmakers who aren't helping should "go the f--- home" and described relying on her female colleagues to help get legislation passed saying "“To pass that bill, I first went to my female colleagues and said, ‘How do I do this? I have no f---ing clue.’”
@SenGillibrand, why are you using that kind of language in public discourse? You're a U.S. senator. Be part of the solution.— Robert Thompson (@thompson865) June 9, 2017
Some on Twitter were not happy about Gillibrand's choice of words.
@SenGillibrand Wow! Nice mouth on you! Dropping the "F-bomb" in public? Real class act. Very lady like....good role model. 🤐 Shameful— Bryce Wilson (@djbryce) June 9, 2017
Why is this news. Men senators use "salty language" all the time. Why single out a fine senator who is female. @SenGillibrand— Tish Brandt (@tishnewyork) June 9, 2017
Some said the criticisms were sexist.
FUCK YEAH SHE SWEARS. @SenGillibrand REPRESENTS US NEW YORKERS. AND WE FUCKING SWEAR. A LOT.— The Gaf: 1 of 65mm (@thegaf) June 9, 2017
And others cheered on Gillibrand.
Gillibrand is seen as an up and coming star in the Democratic party and many have speculated that she could be a contender for the 2020 nomination.