New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is at the forefront of the #MeToo campaign on Capitol Hill. She and President Trump are in a Twitter war after she said he should resign. Tuesday, Trump tweeted that she “would do anything” for a campaign contribution. We talk about that, and why some worry that the punishments some men are facing are too severe -- and might cause a backlash.
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