If you can’t have ethics and morals, efficiency is a distant second.
If you’re going to cover up your driver’s sexual harassment, professional and thorough is absolutely the way to go.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday evening defended her office’s handling of sexual harassment allegations from last summer and said she had “complete confidence” in Jess Fassler, her former chief of staff who recently became campaign manager for her presidential bid.
Let’s see how much confidence Kirsten has in Jess come summer.
Taking questions for a few minutes outside the Capitol, Gillibrand said the investigation was “thorough and professional,” “thorough and complete,” “professional and thorough,” and also done “thoroughly and appropriately.”
This is some definition of thorough that doesn’t involve speaking to former employees.
Not long ago, Gillibrand was posturing as the biggest #MeToo advocate in the Senate. Now she’s been reduced to meaningless PRspeak in response to her office failing to act against sexual harassment by a close aide, before an investigation forced her to.
So Gillibrand is forced to argue that her investigation was thorough, yet it failed to prove sexual harassment, until statements by former employees forced the firing of Abbas Malik.
Which is to say that the harassment happened, but Gillibrand failed to act until her hand was forced, and all she can do is defend the investigative process as being thorough and professional.
So, how long until Gillibrand is back on her #MeToo high horse?
I give it a week.
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