Video: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Makes Sexist Remark

Senator Heidi Heitkamp sat down with USA Today reporter Susan Page to talk about a myriad of issues.

According to Heitkamp, we’re going to get a government shut down. “My guess is it’s unfortunately going to take a very dramatic act for people to realize that we’re playing a game of Russian roulette with a very fragile economic recovery,” she said. “I think it’s going to take a shutdown to achieve results.”

She commented on why President Obama has taken so long considering approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: “He’s having a very difficult time to find a real, factual, legal reason to deny the permit.”

She also weighed in on the EPA taking aim at coal with tough new regulations that will pretty much blockade any new growth in the industry, blaming an “”an irrational dislike of coal.”

None of this information is exactly new, at least as it comes from Senator Heitkamp. But my ears perked up when, at the end of the interview, Heitkamp was asked what the difference between male and female politicians are.

“You and Debbie Stabenow are two of the record 20 women to serve in the US Senate right now,” Page asks. “Do you think women govern differently than men do?”

“With women I will say this,” Heitkamp said in response. “I think we measure our success on results not whether or not we get our picture in the newspaper,” she said with a chuckle.

Now, this sort of thing is ok because Heitkamp is a woman and the Gods of Political Correctness has decided that it’s ok to say hateful, bigoted things as long as you’re not a white male.

Thus, Heitkmap is indemnified from criticism. Because we all know that women are superior to men, right?

That’s the big lie when it comes to people like Heitkamp and their position on women’s issues. They’re not for equality. They’re for supremacy.

You can bet that a male Senator talking about men are better at governing at women would be called a misogynist and worse. But a woman saying men are inferior?

Well that’s different.

Here’s what Heitkamp maybe should have said, if she’s truly interested in gender equality: “You know what Susan, I don’t think it’s right to judge people by things like gender or skin color.”

Rob Port

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