With a bipartisan infrastructure package in the works, Republicans can’t even talk about it without injecting misogyny into their boasts about it, which is what Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) did on Sunday during an appearance on “Meet the Press.”
President Joe Biden announced the infrastructure deal earlier this week, although Senate Republicans will likely fight tooth and nail to block it in their obsession with obstructing anything Biden tries to accomplish.
One of the Republicans who worked on the deal, Bill Cassidy, attempted to tout it only to spew misogyny in the process.
“If you go home and talk to constituents who are stuck in traffic for an hour and a half getting to work and an hour and a half getting home— three hours a day that they don’t spend with their family— they want a bridge coming to a town near them,” Cassidy began.
“My wife says that roads and bridges are a woman’s problem if you will,” he unwisely continued. “Because oftentimes it is the woman— aside from commuting to work— who’s also taking children to schools or doing the shopping. And the more time that she spends on that road, the less time she spends doing things of higher value.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Cassidy would have been better off had he not made that statement, which presumably suggests that women only have value as homemakers who cook, clean, and raise children. His view is stuck in a bygone era, especially since many men enjoy shopping and taking their kids to school as well.
Infrastructure is everyone’s problem, and it’s a problem Republicans have ignored for many years and are still ignoring because they refuse to include funding to fight climate change, which is the biggest threat to our infrastructure today.
Twitter users were certainly not amused by his remarks.
The face of misogyny is @BillCassidy.
— Alexis (@AlexFTweets) June 27, 2021
Senator Bill Cassidy burning his bridge to re-election. 🔥
— Sharon 🌙 (@sastenio) June 27, 2021
And the winner for best 1950s era misogyny goes to…. https://t.co/tUQKkwEk2h
— VegasJake 🇩🇪🇺🇲 (@JakeBig10) June 27, 2021
When I worked for Close Up, my first Hill meeting was with Sen. Bill Cassidy and an all-boys school from Louisiana. He told us that voting was not a woman’s problem and to not listen to wives. Six years later, he tells Chuck Todd that infrastructure is a woman’s problem? #shook
— Allison M. (@theusofallison) June 27, 2021
How dumb is this statement, coming from @BillCassidy? My Pop liked to grocery shop & he was damn good at it! He used coupons & studied the grocery ads for the best sales. And he was a great cook too, like my Mom was! I’ve missed his cooking treats, since he’s been gone. 💛
— 🌷Susie Heather Tyson🌼 (@nysuzyinvegas) June 27, 2021
@chucktodd @MeetThePress @BillCassidy can you say Misogyny? Fyi Dad’s take the kids to the grocery store too….roads and bridges are not just a woman’s issue because they take the kids to the grocery store. FYI men are allowed in stores with their kids too. #dobetter
— angie kneflin (@KneflinAngie) June 27, 2021
When Bill Cassidy calls roads & bridges a woman’s issue because she drives kids to school – his chauvinism shows.
— anyone_want_chips (@anyonewantchips) June 27, 2021
Did I just hear @BillCassidy on @MeetThePress saying that his wife thinks bridges are a “women’s problem” because women spend too much time in traffic and not enough time doing more important work for their families? pic.twitter.com/N5TbLRde90
— Alison Hammer (Little Pieces of Me, out now!) (@ThisHammer) June 27, 2021
This is why Democrats should just pass a bill on their own because then we’d have a true comprehensive infrastructure package and all without the misogyny.
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