Amid all the speculation about Hillary Clinton considering Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, a trio of Democrat luminaries – Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Jon Tester, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and former Gov. Ed Rendell stomp on Hillary’s “I should be president because woman” campaign. The good folk at America Rising PAC rounded up some of these recent sexist gaffes the three leading Democrats made either toward or about women and made them into a video.
The video titled, “The Democrats’ #WarOnWomen,” begins with audio of DSCC Chairman Tester responding to a reporter’s questions about potential Clinton vice-presidential picks by touting his fellow white male Sen. Sherrod Brown but asking whether the country is “ready for two women” when it came to Sen. Warren.Then there is a video clip of Brown telling CNN host Alisyn Camerota “people that dress like you and dress like me don’t get out” much, prompting Camerota to reply, “Senator, don’t let my dress fool you, I get out too.” And finally former Pennsylvania governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Ed Rendell added to his collection of sexist statements. During a radio interview, Rendell said Warren is “in no way, shape, or form ready to be Commander in Chief” citing her lack of experience.
Transcript of the “The Democrats’ #WarOnWomen” video:
CHYRON: Democratic Party: Not Ready to Break the Glass Ceiling
SEN. JOHN TESTER (D-MT): I’m a big Sherrod Brown fan, I say it in somewhat jokingly way but truth is that Sherrod and I are good friends and it has a Republican governor in the state of Ohio so it probably wouldn’t be good for the body, but I think he would bring a nice mix to the ticket.
REPORTER: And Warren?
TESTER: Well, I don’t know. Is the country ready for two women? I don’t know. You know? I don’t know.
SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-OH): I know people that dress like you and dress like me that maybe don’t get out quite as much as all of us should.
CNN’s ALISYN CAMEROTA: Senator, don’t let my dress fool you, I get out too.
FORMER GOV. ED RENDELL (D-PA): I think Elizabeth Warren is a wonderful bright passionate person but with no experience in foreign affairs and not in any way shape or form ready to be commander in chief. So I don’t know who secretary Clinton is going to pick. But it will be someone that if something happened to her in the first week in office, that person could step in and be president the next day.
REPORTER: Elizabeth Warren not ready to be President of the United States that’s the key . . .
RENDELL: Well not ready to be commander in chief, for sure. She hadn’t had enough experience. And remember, she’s only been in the government for little less than two years.
TESTER: Is the country ready for two women? I don’t know.
These disparaging comments from leading male Democrats, and the news that Tester refuses to endorse Clinton – let alone a potential female vice president, make it clear that Democrats are in fact warring on women.