Republican Marsha Blackburn is running for a US Senate seat in Tennessee. And she says that women would rather have recognition than equal pay for equal work.
Republicans fully support out of touch candidates like Rep. Marsha Blackburn. And then they wonder why they’re having so much trouble with women voters.
Blackburn, who currently serves in the House, is running for retired Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s seat in the US Senate. Blackburn was formerly a proud member of the Tea Party. And she has many right-wing extremist views. But it’s most disappointing that she is so out of touch with women.
In 2013, Blackburn said that what women want is recognition, not equal pay for equal work.
“During a roundtable discussion on NBC’s Meet The Press, former White House advisor David Axelrod asked if the Tennessee lawmaker would support a law promoting workplace gender equality. Blackburn responded:
“I think that more important than that is making certain that women are recognized by those companies. You know, I’ve always said that I didn’t want to be given a job because I was a female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want. They don’t want the decisions made in Washington. They want to be able to have the power and the control and the ability to make those decisions for themselves.””
And Blackburn’s voting record matches her ridiculous statements about women.
“Blackburn voted against the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a landmark bill for women’s rights in the workplace. The law makes it easier for women to file wage discrimination suits against employers. She also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009.”