Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that Republican Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has “given women the back of his hand” and is “grabbing us by the hair.”
Wasserman Schultz used the domestic violence imagery in remarks Wednesday at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
“Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand,” Wasserman Schultz said. “I know that is stark. I know that is direct. I know that is reality.”
“What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back,” the DNC chairwoman said. “It is not going to happen on our watch.”
Wasserman Schultz was reportedly criticizing Walker for opposing a minimum wage hike and blocking a 2012 employment discrimination bill that would have benefited plaintiffs’ attorneys.