Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Accuses Republicans Of Being ‘Callous And Insensitive’ To Women
On CNN’s State of the Union today, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz continued to argue that the Republican party is waging a war on women with hardline policies on important social and health issues. Going down a whole laundry list of positions the GOP has taken on issues concerning women, Schultz concluded that the Republicans are being “callous and insensitive” towards women.
Candy Crowley brought up a statement from an RNC spokesperson suggesting that for the Democrats to be dropping the word “war” so casually when the United States is in an actual war, it essentially “borders on unpatriotic.” Crowley asked Schultz if referring to the issue as a “war” might be overstating it a little.
Schultz said she wanted to judge the Republican party based on what they’re saying, and she immediately recalled Senator Lisa Murkowski‘s comments that the Republicans are basically organizing an “attack” on women. She pointed to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker repealing the Equal Pay Act and attempts by Republican politicians to “redefine rape as forcible rape.” She ended by expressing her overall outrage at how the party as a whole is approaching women’s issues.
“The focus of the Republican party on turning back the clock for women really is something that’s unacceptable, and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards women’s priorities.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of CNN:
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