Joy Behar grills Kirsten Gillibrand about calling on Al Franken to resign: Do you think ‘voters are going to turn on you for this?’

On The View Wednesday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said she doesn’t think her decision to call for Al Franken to resign from the Senate over sexual misconduct allegations will impact her success in the race for the White House.

In the wake of recent low polling numbers, Joy Behar asked Gillibrand whether she thinks Democratic voters might turn against her for leading the charge against Franken.

“No, I don’t,” the New York senator responded. “I think there are a few influential and powerful Democratic donors and elites who are angry about it. But if they’re going to be angry about me standing up for women who were groped, that’s on them.”

This isn’t the first time Gillibrand has been questioned by Behar on the topic. During the segment, Behar said she was a “friend” of Franken’s, and added that she thought “he was a great senator.”

“I really miss him now, because I think that he had a mouth on him and a brain,” Behar said to Gillibrand about Franken. “You have certainly a brain. And a lot of them have a brain. But this guy had a way of talking that I think he would have challenged Trump and the Republicans in a different way. I actually miss him and I’m sorry that he’s gone.”

Viewers on Twitter haven’t forgotten Gillibrand’s involvement in Franken’s departure either, and also chimed in on the topic. Many said the move marred their opinion of the senator.

Others, however, thought Gillibrand was right to hold Franken accountable for his actions and that the panel should have asked her questions on policy.

Gillibrand also addressed recent allegations of unwanted touching against one of her likely opponents in the race, Joe Biden.

“I think it's an issue he is going to have to directly answer to voters,” Gillibrand said. “Once he announces I’m sure it’s a question that voters will want to talk to him about, and that’s his job.”

Watch The View’s Meghan McCain get cut off during a heated discussion on the Mueller report: