Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., listens at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich., Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Gillibrand: 'Post-investigation' errors in misconduct claim

March 19, 2019 - 4:03 pm

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is acknowledging that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against various staffers.

Gillibrand also confirmed Tuesday that her deputy chief of staff, Anne Bradley, was resigning and said only that "the decision was her own." Bradley's handling of a sexual harassment claim against one of Gillibrand's aides came under fire after Politico reported the aide was kept on despite the allegation.

Bradley had worked for the Democratic senator since 2007, and her resignation was first reported by Politico.

Gillibrand says "future investigations" will be conducted by new chief of staff Joi Chaney, who served in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during the Obama administration.

Gillibrand, who has been a forceful public advocate for victims of sexual misconduct, is in Iowa campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.