Gillibrand In New Book: Male Colleagues Have Made Insensitive, Skeevy Remarks

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dished some dirt in her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”

As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, Gillibrand painted some male colleagues as insensitive and clueless, and even skeevy and hostile.

She wrote that after losing 50 pounds, another senator squeezed her waist and said: “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”

Another quote from another senator read, “Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!”

A colleague when Gillibrand was in the House allegedly said, “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.”

One woman told CBS 2 such remarks have no defense.

“Hurtful digs like that are just not appropriate for anyone in any profession, whether it’s male or female,” said Kate Giovambattista of Cobble Hill, Queens.

Writing about the experiences, Gillibrand leaves out certain details — including names. One man…

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