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Gillibrand on Sessions: ‘I Don’t See How He Can Be Attorney General’
New York Democrat speaks out against Trump’s Cabinet pick

Demonstrators from People for the American Way hold a protest in Washington on Friday against the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voiced concerns Monday over whether her colleague, Sen. Jeff Sessions, should be considered for the post of attorney general in the incoming Donald Trump administration.

Gillibrand, a Democrat, told WNYC that she had “grave concerns” about the Alabama Republican because of the dangerous and incendiary nature of remarks he made about Donald Trump’s leaked 2005 “Access Hollywood” video in which he bragged about groping women. 

How One Victim's Fight Got Sexual Assault Bill to Obama
Amanda Nguyen's push culminates in historic survivors' Bill of Rights

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (left) listens as Amanda Nguyen discusses legislation to help sexual assault victims. (Courtesy Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office)

Amanda Nguyen remembers watching the reactions of lawmakers as they listened to women from their states and districts who'd been sexually assaulted — and family members of victims who'd been killed.

That’s when she realized change was still possible, even in Washington’s era of dysfunction.