The Republicans in the Senate are primarily gray-haired men with gray-haired ideas that they accepted decades ago. These old guys started out at a time when women still wore little white gloves and were advised to greet their husbands at the door after work holding a martini, wearing an apron and nothing else. Women only worked outside of the home when they had to, not by choice.
CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski tweeted about The Washington Post article showing that presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren made $675 an hour working on legal matters. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a beautiful response. He tweeted:
”While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour”
The representative sarcastically tweeted “Breaking News: Lady had a job. Got paid more than me:”
‘BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me Nice work. Now do the amount of Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel presidential candidates accepted over their careers & how much they’re taking now.’
As evidenced by Donald Trump, these guys still have trouble accepting strong women, let alone strong women who make a lot of money. Then, when some like Ocasio-Cortez arrives on the House floor as a highly intelligent, outspoken woman, she makes them crazy.
The NY representative pointed out that no one questioned the income of men running for president in 2016 and the midterms. Yet, the Republican candidates came out of the mega-pharmaceutical and fossil fuel industries and Wall Street to name a few high-dollar occupations.
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