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Senator Curses In Show Of Frustration With Washington

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is using salty language to express her frustration with Washington politics.

The Democrat said in a Friday speech that if her party isn't helping people, "We should go the f--- home," using the naughty word.

She said that concept should be "our North Star" and "framing principle."

The comment came in a speech to hundreds of activists gathered for a forum in New York City.

Gillibrand faces re-election for her Senate seat next year. She's among several Democrats who could run for president in 2020.

The 50-year-old New Yorker has used profanity in public before. She cursed several times in her 2014 book and used a similar line in a recent interview.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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