Oy vey. . .The House Republicans have decided to try and combat the “narrative” of the party’s policies being bad for women by forming a committee to promote female GOP voices in Congress- all 24 of them. There are 78 women in the House. That would mean that 54 of them are Democrats. The Women’s Policy Committee was announced on Monday “with the goal of raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice on a wide range of critically important issues.”
Most of those achievements have involved voting against legislation to help women or voting in favor of stuff that hurts women.
The Hill notes that:
The committee mission statement explains that the group “is organized for the purpose of influencing, advancing, leading, and communicating the Republican agenda in the House of Representatives. The Women’s Policy Committee is dedicated to the principles of job creation, less government, lower taxes, regulatory relief, personal responsibility, individual freedoms and a strong national defense.”
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (Calif.) will serve as committee chairwoman.
Bono Mack stated “As mothers, grandmothers, daughters, wives and sisters, women often see things in a different context,” she said in a statement. “As Republican women, we have some really unique ideas for moving our nation forward, and we’re excited about working together to find solutions.”
The Hill also notes:
“Republican women in Congress are making a real difference,” says Bono Mack in the video.
“While our backgrounds are different, one thing is not,” continues Rep. Kay Granger (Texas).
“We are all conservative reformers,” says Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.).
“We know what it’s like to run a budget, a business and a family,” explains Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.).
So far, these women have mostly supported every male-oriented bit of legislation to come out of the Republican Party with the aim of hurting women. The problem the GOP is facing is not that there is a lack of women in the GOP, but rather, that they have crafted policies which attack the basic rights of women, and are often bombastic in their assaults on those very rights. Some of those attacking women have been women themselves.
All this does is create a target, really.