Transcript for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on paid family leave, Trump family's conflict of interest
John on "View your deal." Hey. We are back with senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We're talking about running for mayor in New York, but we'll bring that up later. I love she comes out of the Gates with this. That's what I have heard all month. You are a leading voice on women's issues. In regard to equal pay, paid family leave. Ivanka Trump has spoken out about some of the same policies. Do you think that is a direction you could go in trying to further the cause? Maybe talking with ivanka? We haven't seen a lot of her policies play out, or her help with these, but maybe she has her father's ear? It's about her father. What does president trump care about? Does he actually want to pass a national pay leave? I stand ready to work with him or anybody on the issues that matter. If you created national insurance, what it would look like is $2 a week. Would you spend $2 to week to know if your mom is dying of cancer, you can be by her side? If you have a new baby, you or your husband can be with that child. All of us will have life experiences. We will have a dying parent, sick spouse, new baby. We are the only industrialized country in the world that doesn't have paid leave. If you made insurance where you buy in over your life, and it's cheap. If it's $2 a week, it's the cost of a cup of coffee. They can afford that. 108 bucks per year per employee. That would make a difference. I will work with anybody because I know it would help families. It would help the economy, and keep more people in the workplace, becoming senior. Earning more. Be loyal. States do it, and New York just passed it. The evidence in California that have for ten years, 90% of businesses have had no negative impact or positive impact, and 90% said it eniincreased morale and inintentions. You say it will get done though. This country doesn't seem to get things done that are so obvious and logical. Our best day is 20 years behind the rest of the country. They are already there. If you pull everybody, I mean, everybody, overwhelmingly, people say I want paid leave. Something has been getting under my skin. I know you're a lawyer. We're seeing Jared Kushner, and ivanka Donald tru Ivanka Trump, and president trump get gifts in the form of patents and Visas. That's law school 101, illegal, isn't it, snr? I share your concern. I see lining your pockets, pay for play. I see conflicts of interest. It's serious. Cabinet members are required to also follow the law. Why not? I'm very concerned about it because it makes us look at our government and say that it's spot and paid for. It's corrupt. You see corruption. It's just not right, and so we as citizens, need to hold our elected leaders accountable. We need to speak out about it. We need to talk about what needs to happen, and that this isn't right, and this isn't fair, and we should really call for transparen transparency, and responsibility. It's not right. You can't have government for sale. Lock him up. We have Republican women on the other side who need our support because they are supporting a lot of what's going on. Is that correct? Very much so. So I work very well with the women of the senate. The women of the senate are typically exceedingly bipartisan. Susan Collins helped to pass don't ask, don't tell. Olivia snow helped with the 9/11 health bill, and the women make a huge difference. We can do this with both sides. It's possible. I wanted her to say this for everybody to recognize. It's not one side or the other. It's us. We can do everything she has been talking about. Thank you, senator Gillibrand.
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