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Senator Gillibrand curses in speech to show frustration with Washington

CNYCentral file photo of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

She cursed again in Friday's speech after asking whether Republican President Donald Trump has kept any of his campaign promises, preceding the word "no" with another f-word.

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