Gillibrand Takes Senate Seat Tuesday

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WPIX) New York senate-designee Kirsten Gillibrand will take the oath of office in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

She is expected to be sworn in at 12:30 p.m. on Capitol Hill, according to a spokesman for senate majority leader Harry Reid. Vice-president Joe Biden will administer the oath.

Gillibrand sat down to a power lunch Sunday at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who she'll replace. Governor David Paterson, who selected her as Clinton's replacement and New York senator Chuck Schumer, were also on hand at the brunch.

The 42-year-old mother of two, has already drawn fire from several opponents from both sides. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has been one of the most vocal critics of Paterson's choice to appoint Gillibrand. She's been critical of Gillibrand due to her stance for against gun control.

Gillibrand, who hails from the city of Hudson, a conservative area in upstate New York, has said she will work at "keeping violence away from the streets." 

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