Wait, what is this? I thought the Democrats were the party for women’s rights? Should Harkin be applauding Ernst, not mocking her? Check it.
Senate Republican candidate Joni Ernst told Fox News on Monday she was “greatly offended” after retiring Sen. Tom Harkin — the Iowa Democrat she’s hoping to replace — suggested her looks are a factor in her surging campaign.
“I think it’s unfortunate that [Harkin] and many of their party believe that you can’t be a real woman if you’re conservative and if you’re female,” Ernst said. “Again, I am greatly offended about that.”
Harkin, at a local Democratic event last week, said: “In this Senate race, I’ve been watching some of these ads. And there’s sort of this sense that, ‘Well, I hear so much about Joni Ernst. She is really attractive, and she sounds nice.’”
Harkin then compared the candidate to singer Taylor Swift.