Congressman Keith Ellison, Democrat-Minnesota, has come under fire for sexist remarks he made about conservative women. Ellison chose to single out fellow Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in the process.
Ellison claims that conservatives “want to shrink government, to make them drown in a bathtub also want mom or ‑‑ to get back in the kitchen and take her shoes off and get pregnant.”
He then goes on to say that conservative men and women alike share these values, which is when he calls out Bachmann.
“They [conservatives] are offended by a strong, powerful women,” Ellison said. “And here's the sad part. Some of them are women themselves. Michele Bachmann being an example.”
Glenn and Pat had a good time poking fun at Ellison this morning on radio:
GLENN: Next thing you're going to be saying is take off your shoes, get in the kitchen.
PAT: Already said that. I've already said that. It's where my wife is right now. Shoeless, in the kitchen.
PAT: I hope so.
GLENN: (Laughing). I hope so? I hope so. Doesn't even matter with whose child.
PAT: Whatever. No.
In all seriousness though, Ellison’s comments are tasteless. The Blaze reported that Gretchen Carlson took offense to the Congressman’s remarks on Tuesday’s Fox and Friends saying, “That is offensive. How dare you say that about any woman. You don’t know what she wants. You don‘t know that she thinks it’s okay to be back in the kitchen pregnant. Are you kidding me?”
Ellison’s comments are inappropriate and unjustified regardless, but his remarks are especially out of line considering Bachmann’s education and accomplishments as both a congresswoman and attorney.
Women everywhere should take offense to the Congressman Ellison’s off color commentary, for the sexist and ideological dichotomy in this country is getting more and more out of hand every day.