During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, an undecided voter asked Mitt Romney what he would do about the allegedly unfair treatment of women in the workplace.
The former Massachusetts governor responded by describing how he selected his cabinet once he took office. All the initial candidates for top jobs in his administration, he said, were men.
“I went to my staff, and I said, ‘How come all the people for these jobs are all men?'” Romney told the questioner. “They said, ‘These are the people who have the qualifications.'”
“And I said, ‘Well, gosh, can’t we find some women that are also qualified?” (RELATED: Democrats focus on equal pay issue while Obama White House pays women less)
Romney said his staff then brought him “binders full of women” to consider and hire.