Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Republicans Have ‘Led the Fight for Women’s Equality’
Days after the Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by Senate Republicans, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has stepped forward to defend her party, insisting the GOP has long “led the fight for women’s equality.”
“I find this war on women rhetoric almost silly,” Blackburn said Sunday, when asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” if Republicans were against equal pay for women. “It is Republicans that have led the fight for women’s equality. Go back through history — and look at who was the first woman to vote, to get elected to office, to go to Congress, four out of five governors.”
On Wednesday, Senate Republicans unanimously blocked a vote to open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. It was the third time the GOP had blocked the bill.