Michele Bachmann: The Republican Party Is Extremely Pro-Women


On CNN's State of the Union, when asked about some of the recent events where the Republicans are waging war on women's reproductive rights and Darrell Issa's hearing where the Democrats lone female wasn't allowed to testify along with the panel full of men they had scheduled, Rep. Michele Bachmann expects us to believe that her party is really pro-women.

Yeah, pro-women going back to the 1950's.

CROWLEY: Congresswoman, I want to ask you the same question, but I first want to play just a montage of some of your Democratic colleagues in the House and the Senate who, when a birth control panel came up to talk about health care and birth control, it was all male. And here's some of what they had to say.


REP. CAROLYN MALONEY (R), NEW YORK: Where are the women? When I look at this panel, I don't see one single woman representing the tens of millions of women across the country.

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA), MINORITY LEADER: Imagine having a panel on women's health and they don't have any women on the panel. Duh.

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D), NEW HAMPSHIRE: Time and time again women have been silenced in this discussion.

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D), WASHINGTON: The Democratic women are here to say, enough. We are standing up today and every day to fight for women and their right to make their own basic health care decisions.


CROWLEY: Now, I play that montage, Congresswoman, because to show you that this always fits into the political dynamic of both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. This is -- and we're going to see Emily's List go up with three ads in three different states talking about an anti-women move and it's directed at Republicans. Does this sort of thing harm you all in the fall?

BACHMANN: Well, there is no anti-women move whatsoever. The Republican Party is extremely pro-women. What we saw was President Obama's signature piece of legislation, which is "Obama-care," demonstrated 3-D.

And the 3-D full court demonstration is that now "Obama-care" means that one individual, the president of the United States, has unprecedented breathtaking authority to make a decision about whatever health care service, whatever health care product, if he wants it offered or not offered, will it be free? He'll set the prices. This is unprecedented.


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