House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave her opinion on Michigan Republican House candidate John Gibbs', who created a college organization that believed women don’t possess the characteristics to govern.
REPORTER: “I wonder what you think of John Gibbs, who is running for house In Michigan, who said that “women don't possess the characteristics necessary to govern…”
PELOSI: “Wait, I want everybody to hear what you're saying. Please speak up, what did he say?
REPORTER: “I’m not adopting this position as my own.”
PELOSI: “I just want them to know what that candidate said.”
REPORTER: “…And men were smarter because they think logically about broad abstract ideas in order to deduce the suitable conclusion without relying upon emotional reasoning.”
PELOSI: “That what he say? I thought he said that passage of the 19th Amendment is what made us a totalitarian state when women had the right to vote, didn’t he something like that too? And didn't he, he was also part of a motion or movement to repeal the 19th Amendment for women to have the right to vote. I think that I hear something like that every day around here, when people say that women shouldn't be able to make their choices about contraception or their own reproductive health, that's a sign of disrespect for women. What he's saying is outrageous, I don't think many members of here would subscribe to that, but the insult to women’s intelligence is one that exists in many forms around here.”