Stefanik calls out news station for ‘outrageously sexist’ comment about being a working mom

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Rep. Elise Stefanik slammed a local news outlet for its coverage of her, saying two male reporters’ comments about her role as a working mother and GOP leader are “outrageously sexist.”

“Wow,” the New York Republican tweeted on Friday. “It’s 2021. It’s a real TV clip released in #NY21 this evening. A local news station (@wcax ) thinks it’s appropriate for two male ‘journalists/analysts’ to discuss whether a pregnant woman or new mother can actually legislate elected office.”

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In the story, WCAX3 reporter Darren Perron writes, “New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who has become a standard-bearer for the Trump wing of the GOP, is expecting her first child later this fall. What impact will this have- about his role in portraying New York’s 21st Borough?”

In one clip, Perron chats with SUNY Plattsburgh political scientist Harvey Schantz about how her absence during pregnancy could potentially “damage her role” in the Republican Party.

Stefanik called some of the quotes in the clip “outrageously sexist”.

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Stefanik’s Republican colleague from Iowa, Representative Ashley Hinson, also took issue with the news segment calling it “absurd”.

“It’s absurd that Elise has to deal with this,” Hinson tweeted. “Elise continues to show women that they can race, win and get the job done better than anyone as a working mom.”

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WCAX3 did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.