Kirsten Gillibrand's Clorox Joke at the Debate Was the Line of the Night

"The first thing I'm going to do when I'm president..."

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Well, that's it, we can all go home now: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had the line of the night at the second night of the CNN Democratic debates in Detroit, Michigan, announcing that the first thing Gillibrand would do in office is Clorox the Oval Office. Her answer, which is actually a joke she's made before, came in response to a question about climate. "So, the first thing that I'm going to do when I'm president is I'm going to Clorox the Oval Office," she said. Much of the audience laughed in response.

It was a great introduction to Gillibrand's not-at-all-joking answer to the question of what she would do about climate change as president. Now that she had everyone's attention, the junior New York senator said: "The second thing I'm going to do is I will reengage on global climate change, and I will not only sign the Paris Global Climate Accords, but I will lead a worldwide conversation about the urgency of this crisis."

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Twitter, of course, erupted in glee after Gillibrand's Clorox comment.

How Will Clorox Respond?

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Is It Green Enough, Tho?

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Who Could Have Seen That Coming?

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What About Lysol?

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And Is It Enough?

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A Great Line

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Maybe the Best Line?

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There's Even a Meme!

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Ironically, Clorox's current tagline is, "Clean is the beginning. What comes next is everything." You're telling me.


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