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Women’s Group Calls Rep. Luetkemeyer’s Comments on “Neutering” Elizabeth Warren Offensive and Sexist


Earlier today at a meeting of the American Bankers Association, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) called Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) the “Darth Vader of the financial services world” and said that they needed to find a way to “neuter” her.   

Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, issued the following statement in reaction to Luetkemeyer’s comments calling them offensive and sexist and demanding an immediate apology:

“Rep. Luetkemeyer’s remarks on Senator Elizabeth Warren at the American Bar Association meeting earlier today were offensive, sexist and out-of-line.  Comments like these, which sound eerily similar to something that Donald Trump would say, have no place in American politics and speak to the impact that Donald Trump is having on the discourse coming out of the Republican party.   Luetkemeyer should immediately apologize to Senator Warren for his offensive language.  There is plenty of room for disagreement in Washington, but resorting to sexist name-calling should have no place in our political discourse.”  



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