Prominent Democrat says GOP not waging ‘war on women’
The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus said Sunday that “it’s wrong” for Democrats to accuse Republicans of waging a “war on women.”
“Yes, that is wrong. And I’ve never said it, not one time,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Cleaver made the statement when asked directly about Democratic claims that recent GOP legislation on abortion and other issues is tantamount to a campaign against women.
“I condemn it. If it’s a Democrat, if it’s my cousin, it’s wrong,” Cleaver said. “And I think we need to stop that. It is damaging the body politic and it’s further separating the people in this country.”