Iowa Republican senatorial candidate Joni Ernst told Fox News Tuesday that the Democrats’ “war on women” was a “phony” war. “I have been to war,” she told host Bill Hemmer, “and this is not a war.”
HEMMER: How would you categorize the status for the “war on women” in America today?
ERNST: Oh Bill, this is something I have fought against, I spoke out against the night of my primary election. I didn’t want to hear about the phony “war on women” because first, I am a woman, and second I have been to war and this is not a war. Anytime the Democrats use that word, they should be doing it to honor our servicemen and women.
HEMMER: Do you think that phrase “war on women” still resonates today?
ERNST: I don’t think it does. I don’t think it does. What we need to encourage women to do is just stand up and be individuals and take those leadership roles. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid is what we should be telling them.