Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on Monday said that she would consider accepting an offer to serve as the running mate to the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, Politico reports.
“Of course,” she told Robert Costa during a Washington Post Live interview on Monday, after she was asked about running for vice president. “I will do public service in all its forms.”
The senator added that she would be open to accepting a different role in a Democratic administration, saying, “I’m here because my faith has really inspired me to serve, to make public service my life’s mission, and if I am called to serve in any capacity to serve I will do it.”
During the interview, Gillibrand also discussed former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who stepped down following allegations of sexual misconduct in 2017. Franken recently has a piece published by the New Yorker in which he expresses his regret about resigning before he could participate in a hearing by the Senate Ethics Committee.
“We’re a country that believes in second chances,” Gillibrand said Monday. “We believe in someone who has humility, who comes forward to say they’re sorry and they have paid consequences and want to reemerge — that’s always there for everyone. And that’s a decision for someone to make themselves. It’s not my decision. It’s certainly not my responsibility. It’s for someone else to make their own judgments and decisions. But there’s always a path for redemption for anybody.”
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