Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle told The Daily Caller that she almost laughs when feminist groups protest outside her office.
“It’s almost humorous when the National Organization of Women pickets my office,” Buerkle told TheDC’s Ginni Thomas. “I’m the first woman to hold this seat, I’m the mother of six, I’ve got 13 grandchildren. I went, from a small town in Auburn in 1969 when choices for women were very limited, I went to nursing school.”
“I went to law school at Syracuse University, which accepted me even with six kids … and now I’m 60, and I’m in the United States House of Representatives. I am the American dream, and I should be an inspiration for women about what you can achieve regardless of how things started out for you.”
Buerkle dismissed the “war on women” attack line that Democrats levied against Republicans after the Obama administration ruled on mandating contraceptives be covered through the health insurance policies of religious organizations.
“So the ‘war on women’ is really a deflection, it’s a distraction, and it’s one of the things this administration has done because they don’t want to look at their record. They don’t want to look at the stimulus and 41 straight months of unemployment above eight percent after spending $1 trillion,” she said. “So what do we do? We look for pockets, and certainly the HHS rule is one that they turned into a war on women. That’s not a war on women, that’s a war on religion in the United States of America and the freedom to practice it.”
Look for the full interview with Buerkle Monday at The Daily Caller.
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