New York Senator and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand dialed-back her vocal support for the Second Amendment in a recent interview, saying she was “embarrassed” over her previous gun rights position and admitting she “was wrong.”
The left-wing lawmaker was speaking with CBS News’ ’60 Minutes’ when she was pressed on her previous policies regarding gun control, particularly her comments that earned her an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association.
“Why the 180?” asked ’60 minutes.’
“After I got appointed I went down to Brooklyn to meet with families who had suffered from gun violence in their communities and you immediately experience the feeling that I couldn’t have been more wrong… I only had the lens of upstate New York,” said Gillibrand, despite the fact she had lived in New York City for years before her appointment.
“I was embarrassed,” she added. “I was wrong. What it’s about is the power of the NRA and the greed of that industry.”
Watch Gillibrand’s complete ‘180’ above.