Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mused aloud last week that women who voted for Donald Trump had been coerced by their husbands.
There is an "ongoing pressure" for women in the Republican Party "to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever believes you should,” Clinton said during a recent trip to India. In other words, those women can't think for themselves.
Clinton, who apparently learned nothing from her "deplorables" comment during the campaign, also wrote off half the country as racist.
"You know, 'You didn't like black people getting rights, you don't like women, you know, getting jobs, you don't want to, you know, see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are," she said of Trump voters. "Whatever your problem is, I'm going to solve it.'"
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway let Hillary have it on "Fox & Friends" Thursday for her gross misinterpretation.
She basically is again is insulting half of the country. And, let me tell you something lady, the idea that I or other women like me have to ask our husbands how to vote, it’s really a joke, particularly since — I won’t say her name, but I’ll appeal to you directly — particularly since this country knows who you are first and foremost because of whom you married. And so, stop pretending you’re a feminist, you’re for equality, you’re for fairness to women, and then running around accusing us of checking with our husband and significant others before we vote. (MRCTV)
Kellyanne is one of the most familiar faces in the conservative movement, but Democratic women are speaking out against Clinton too.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), who is facing a testy re-election fight in a pro-Trump state, was asked when Clinton will finally stop inserting herself into the political discussions.
"I don't know, not soon enough, I guess," the senator said.
Heitkamp's communications team reemphasized that their candidate is fed up with Clinton's musings.
"Heidi will never stand for comments that insult North Dakotans and rural America - no matter who, or which party, they come from," Heitkamp spokeswoman Julia Krieger told CNN.