As Twitchy reported, there was plenty of outrage to go around when President Trump and a group of privileged, rich, old, doughy, straight white men gathered at the White House to celebrate the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act, which critics equated with the taking away of women’s health care.
Not surprisingly, the 13-member Senate working group charged with drafting its own replacement for Obamacare also came under fire from the organizers of the Women’s March and others for lacking even a single uterus. The Senate group, however, said it wasn’t interested in playing identity politics.
2 of the Senate's 5 Republican women (Capito, Fischer) have so far indicated outrage abt lack of females in GOP working group is overblown
— Ali Rogin (@AliABCNews) May 9, 2017
Susan Collins said same last night to reporters. https://t.co/5NNwcoG4Sw
— Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) May 9, 2017
Always eager to cave just a little bit if it means appeasing critics not at all, the working group invited Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to participate in Tuesday’s meeting, though she couldn’t say if she was going to become a full-time member.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 9, 2017
— Ben (@BenHowe) May 9, 2017
But look how much good will the GOP gained:
@thehill That was white of them. ?
— marna robertson (@mancelonagrl) May 9, 2017
— Brianna Bibel (@biochem_bri) May 9, 2017
@thehill And we are supposed to buy in to this ridiculous move
— Bea Rhodes (@BeaMezeiRhodes) May 9, 2017
@thehill Too late. They had to be shamed into doing it. That speaks volumes.
— Jude (@Jxnewton) May 9, 2017
@thehill Yes improve the optics not the murderous heartless bill
— George Brenner (@vanreuter) May 9, 2017
@thehill It's not like they actually give a rats ass about healthcare for men, kids or women
— Janet Jones (@LongislandJones) May 9, 2017
@thehill Cool, a "token" woman after the fact. Not obvious at all.
— Brian Cartier (@Flynbryn1) May 9, 2017
@thehill what a joke. A token woman. And do any of them have any medical training? Likely not.
— Anita5005 (@Anita500511) May 9, 2017
@thehill Better question is does she or has she ever had children and has she ever been treated for cancers, breast screening, known anyone w/cancer
— Kristine Schmidt (@Kschmidt67) May 9, 2017
@thehill Ahh… The GOP old boys added their 'token woman'. I'm sure they will keep her very busy getting them coffee & sharpening pencils.
— Greg Mic (@GregMic1) May 9, 2017
— PatBerWA (@PatBerWA) May 9, 2017
— Jessica Gamble (@jessicargamble) May 9, 2017
@thehill Oh how nice! Will she get to speak too?
— Stacey Williams (@StaceyW32933359) May 9, 2017
Not only is Sen. Capito white and Republican; she’s also from … West Virginia.
@thehill West Virginia, really? Nice state but not representative of women across the nation.
— Karen Boylan (@karenaboylan) May 9, 2017
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America doomed: Line of presidential succession now just 12 white dudes, notes former Hillary spox https://t.co/N2WdLBNkFV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2016