Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, the second-oldest member of the U.S. House, lamented before reporters last week that the struggles of two-income families largely results from the fact that we “drove” mothers out of the home and into the workplace.
Speaking with the owner of Winkler Automotive Service Center in Gaithersburg, Md., The Washington Post reports that the ten-term congressman said:
“This isn’t the politically correct thing to say, but when we drove the mother out of the home into the workplace and replaced her with the television set, that was not a good thing.”
Bartlett is currently up for re-election in the 6th district of Maryland. The 86-year-old Republican has never won a re-election with less than 56% of the vote, but is expected to face some troubles this time around as the newly-drawn district is now more favorable to Democrats.
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