Kentucky GOPer On Gender Discrimination: I’ll Believe In It When I See It (VIDEO) | TPMDC
I look at women’s issues like any other issue. We have equal rights in this country, we have fought — women have fought very hard for those equal rights. Uh, it’s up to them. I mean my wife is a working woman, she works very, very hard and she’s been very successful. I’ve not seen any barriers in her career and I don’t believe that exists. - Todd Lally
In Kentucky, one Republican is standing firm against the concept of gender discrimination. Todd Lally, insurgent GOP nominee for Congress in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, says he’s never personally seen women be discriminated against — and therefore, he says, gender discrimination may not exist at all.
Even in this so-called Year Of The Woman in politics, the vast majority of women casting ballots this year will find themselves choosing between two men to represent them in elected office. And in Kentucky, the choice includes one man who seems to base his entire knowledge of women’s professional lives on the experience of his very successful wife and his own workplace observations.
The Democrat in the race, incumbent Rep. John Yarmuth, is making hay out of Tally’s position, recently calling him out at a televised debate with facts and figures about women in Kentucky workplaces. Lally’s response at the debate was essentially to shrug his shoulders and again say he doesn’t know from gender discrimination.