New York Senator and Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has publicly announced her support for Virginia Lt. Governor Fairfax’s sexual assault accuser.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand publicly shared her support for the woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
“I support Dr. Tyson. She showed enormous courage in coming forward, and her very credible claims require investigation,” Gillibrand tweeted. “In this country, institutional bias stacks against survivors, for the powerful. We have to support survivors first so their claims can be fully investigated.”
Gillibrand stopped short of saying Fairfax should resign, nor did she explicitly state that she believes the allegations.
Dr. Vanessa Tyson, a fellow at Stanford University, released a detailed statement describing the alleged assault on Wednesday.
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