Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

GOP Senator On Gillibrand Sexual Harassment Claim: "You Probably Ought To Name Names"

"I've never seen that kind of behavior in the United States Senate."

Posted on September 3, 2014, at 11:28 a.m. ET

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand should name the male Senate colleagues who she said sexually harassed her.

"If you're going to throw out accusations, my guess is you'd probably ought to name names," Johnson, said of Gillibrand on The Steve Malzberg Show on NewsmaxTV Tuesday. "If you're going throw out those kinds of accusations, you ought to give people a chance to explain themselves."

"Good thing you're working out, because you wouldn't want to get porky," Gillibrand revealed a senator said to her in a story in People.

"Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby," Gillibrand said another senator said to her.

"You know, Kirsten, you're even pretty when you're fat," Gillibrand added another senator said to her.

Earlier in the interview with NewsMaxTV, Johnson said "it was not me" and "and I've never seen that kind of behavior in the United States Senate."

"It's actually a pretty collegial place. Pretty professional. I have never seen that type of behavior. That's all I can say. That's been my experience."

"I wasn't there, so I can't express and opinion. I've just never witnessed any kind of comments like that myself," Johnson added when asked if he doubted Gillibrand.