Romney Challenged on How He Got the Binder Full of Women Managers
Mitt Romney’s troubles with his “binder full of women” comment isn’t over as Massachusetts women are challenging his version of how he got that binder and his record of hiring top women managers.
In answer to a question from a voter about pay discrepancies between men and women during Tuesday night’s debate, Romney recalled how when he became governor of Massachusetts he sought out top level women.
“I went to my staff, and I said, ‘How come all the people for these jobs are all men?” Romney said. “We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet.”
“I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women,” Romney added.
He said his administration had the highest number of women in top positions of any governor in the country.