GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press that women “don’t want” equal pay laws. Blackburn, although female, is no friend to women. She voted against the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a landmark bill for women’s rights in the workplace, a measure making it easier for women to file wage discrimination suits against employers.
Blackburn also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009.
Former White House advisor David Axelrod asked Blackburn if she would support a law promoting workplace gender equality.
Blackburn said, “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.”
That GOP reachy outy thingy isn’t working out too well.
She’s catching a lot of heat right now on her Facebook wall.
There’s a video at the Huffington Post.
H/T: Sneaky FON admin @ComgenKDT.