Politics

Sen. Rand Paul: Women Are Winning The ‘War On Women’

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said on Sunday that claims the Republicans are anti-women are unfounded and based on a “charade” of “victimology.”

"The whole thing of 'The War on Women,' I sort of laughingly say, 'Yeah, there might have been, but the women are winning it,'" Paul told CNN host Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

"Over half of the young people in medical school and dental school are women, law school the same way,” he continued. “I think women are doing very well, and I'm proud of how far we've come. And I think some of the victimology and all of this other stuff is trumped up. We don't get to any good policy by playing some sort of charade that somehow one party doesn't care about women or one party is not in favor of women advancing."

Crowley asked Paul about Mike Huckabee’s comments last week that Democrats want women to believe they can’t control their sex drive so they demand free birth control.

"If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it -- Let's take that discussion all across America,” Huckabee said.

Crowley asked if the GOP should change their “words and tone” to become more inclusive.

"Somewhat," Paul said. "And I think also a lot of the debates we have in Washington and in the public, generally, are dumbed down. They're mischaracterized and we get to the point where we're talking about stuff and throwing stuff back and forth and we're never getting to the truth."

Sources: Washington Post, Politico