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Hillary Clinton Criticizes GOP For Blocking Equal Pay

| by Sean Kelly
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On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton slammed Republicans for being out of touch on equal pay.

During a campaign stop in South Carolina, Clinton criticized the GOP for their lack of support on equal pay legislation.

It’s no secret that on equal pay and many other issues, we are up against some pretty powerful forces, political and economic, that will do, say and spend whatever it takes to advance a very different vision for America,” Clinton said at the South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and Women's Council. “I’m here to tell you, I am not afraid to take them on. I've spent my adult life going to bat for children, families and our country.”

Without naming names, Clinton called out opponents of equal pay -- which include Republican presidential hopefuls Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky -- for their stances.

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One even said efforts to guarantee fair pay reminded him of the Soviet Union,” she said. “And to that I say, what century are they living in?”

Equal pay, Clinton told the audience at the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus and Women’s Council, was more than just a “women’s issue.”

“The truth is that when any parent is shortchanged, the entire family is shortchanged. And when families are shortchanged, America is shortchanged,” she said. 

The Republican National Committee responded to Clinton’s criticism in a statement.

“Hillary Clinton has a habit of contradicting pro-women words with anti-women actions,” RNC press secretary Allison Moore said. “Clinton now claims to care about equal pay, yet paid women significantly less than men in her own Senate office. The reality is that Hillary Clinton will say anything to benefit herself politically.”

Sources: The Hill, CNN

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