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Balancing Act: Stop blaming Kirsten Gillibrand for Al Franken's resignation

She's a New York senator with a long record of advocating for survivors of sexual harassment and assault, particularly in the military, and a reputation as an ally for women, particularly with her Off the Sidelines campaign encouraging women into political action.

As of Jan. 15, she's also running for president. (Which she announced on the "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.")

Whether or not you support her bid is none of my business. I

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