Carolyn Maloney is looking increasingly likely to primary Kirsten Gillibrand.Â What’s she thinking about running on?
“Character,” Maloney said.
The brief comment marked an escalation of the upper East Side congresswoman’s attacks on Gillibrand.
Maloney has hit her for “evolving” stances on guns, immigration and the economic crisis since Gov. Paterson plucked Gillibrand from a largely rural, conservative upstate House district and made her Hillary Clinton’s Senate replacement.
Gillibrand the flip flopper would appear to be the narrative:
At The News’ Editorial Board meeting, Maloney took Gillibrand to task on guns.
“I am for gun control. I don’t have guns under my bed – guns kill,” she said, referring to Gillibrand famously saying she kept guns underneath her bed and earning a perfect record from the National Rifle Association.
Perhaps I am being a bit too nagging a voice eminating from under the Gillibrand bus, but wasn’t switching positions on guns meant to avert a primary challenger?Â Well, it looks like you got one.Â Don’t expect any help from us.Â Time will tell whether Gillibrand’s flip flopping will be her undoing.