Now that the bill is essentially dead, Gillibrand wants to play the hero, writing on her Facebook page:
While many of my colleagues and I have worked hard to address concerns with the current bill, it is clear this proposal will not create consensus on how to crack down on the real problem of online theft that threatens tens of thousands of New York jobs in a balanced way that ensures our tech companies will continue to flourish. It is time for Congress to take a step back and start over with both sides bringing their solutions to the table to find common ground towards solving this problem.
She wants Congress to step back! Except Congress already stepped back. At that point, she was left the choice of being a dead-ender, or pretending that she had some role in killing the bill in its current form.