The 113th Congress made history in its first day by having more women in its ranks than ever before. It’s hard to argue that more women elected to office is a bad thing, but the Independent Women’s Forum is doing just that.
Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer said in a statement that the increase of women in office is a step backwards for this country because the women elected are mostly Democratic women. “While a lot is being made about the record number of women joining the Senate, the reality is the majority of these women are Democrats – 16 of the 20 – and as a result we are likely to see higher taxes, bigger government, and less freedom,” Schaeffer said.
Conservative women like Maine Senator Susan Collins pushed back against Schaefer, stressing the importance of electing women because they bring different perspectives to problems government must tackle. “I always push back the idea that there are women’s issues. Because every issue from war to taxes to education affect women in this country. And that’s why the point of having women be represented on all committees and leading many of them is so important,” The Hill reported.
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