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Gillibrand Defends Profanity Use: 'People Do Have to Fight'

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 01:57 PM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on Wednesday justified her use of profanity to criticize the president, and also expressed concern about the lack of civilian leadership at the Department of Defense.

"You're quoted all over the place about resisting, pushing back. Even one quote here a week ago, I think, where you used a profanity," MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said. "But the bottom line is, we need to fight hard and we're angry about what's happening in Washington."

Gillibrand, while giving a speech at the Personal Democracy Forum at New York University, swore while criticizing President Donald Trump for not keeping his campaign promises.

"As someone who has spoken out strongly as well about my concerns about this presidency," Brzezinski asked, "do you think that tone is perhaps not — is it productive?"

Gillibrand responded, "I think people do have to fight, Mika," adding, "Right now, we're in a battle with healthcare, and what the Republicans want is horrible … So this is an era where people's voices matter and it started with the Women's March and it really hasn't stopped."

According to The Washington Times, the senator addressed the absence of civilians with control over the Defense Department in response to news the Trump administration will send additional troops to Afghanistan.

"The purpose of the military, specifically the secretary of defense, is to have civilian control. So when we chose a general to be a secretary of defense with no civilian experience, we had to waive that in Congress, which I thought was a very ill-advised decision," said Gillibrand, a member of the Armed Services Committee.

"President Trump has said I'm not going to do anything in terms of deciding military strategy, now we really don't have civilian control. We don't even have a president who is offering that civilian control."

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