Female senators blame gender of negotiators for fiscal cliff standoff [VIDEO]
In a new ABC News interview, set to air in full in January, some female senators claimed that if women were in charge of the fiscal cliff negotiations, they would already have a deal.
The interview, conducted Tuesday by ABC’s World News anchor Diane Sawyer, featured 19 of the record 20 female senators and senators-elect of the 113th Congress.
According to ABC’s preview, almost all the women agreed that if they were in charge of the averting the coming fiscal crisis, they would be better at it than the men currently running the show.
“I think if we were in charge of the Senate and of the administration that we would have a budget deal by now,” Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins told Sawyer.
When Sawyer asked the rest of the women if they agreed with Collin’s statement, Sawyer received a chorus of “yes’s.” (RELATED: Conservatives: Republicans have broader mandate than Obama)
“What I find is, with all due deference — deference to our male colleagues, that women’s styles tend to be more collaborative,” Collins added.
Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill echoed Collins, explaining that women are innately more prone to work together for a solution.
“I think by nature we are less confrontational and more collaborative,” McCaskill said. “And having us in the room — and I think, you know all of us, not only do we want to work in a bipartisan way, we do it.”
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