Carly Fiorina on Sunday hit back at the hosts of ABC’s “The View,” who had said she looked “demented” during Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate.
When asked by “Fox News Sunday” guest host John Roberts if there’s a “double standard” for Republican women, Fiorina said that “there is nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general, and Hillary Clinton in particular, than a conservative woman. So of course there’s a double standard.” (RELATED: CNN Blasts ‘View’ Hosts For Saying Fiorina Has A ‘Demented’ Face)
“And conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this,” Fiorina said. “It will not stop me. It will not scare me and maybe, the ladies of ‘The View,’ if I come back on again, let’s see if they have the guts to say that to my face.”
Roberts also asked Fiorina if the women of “The View” are “out of touch.”
“Well, I think what these women represent is a set of liberal feminists who believe that if you do not agree with them on their liberal orthodoxy that you don’t count, that somehow you’re not a woman,” Fiorina responded. “You see, I know that women represent half the nation, so of course our views are going to be as diverse as men’s. I also know that unless and until women’s potential is fully unlocked in this country — and women have been crushed under the Obama economy — we will not be as good a nation as we can be.”
Fiorina also argued that liberal feminists who “talk about women’s issues” are wrong because “every issue is a woman’s issue.”
“Frankly, I am tired of being insulted by liberal feminists who talk about women’s issues when the reality is every issue is a woman’s issue. From the economy to ISIS to Russia to health care to education to the national debt, women care about all of that so I am really sorry that I don’t agree with the women of ‘The View.’ Nevertheless, I’m going to continue to stand up, stand strong, talk about what I believe in, and I am Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare as a result.”
Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina reacts to criticism from the hosts of “The View” following her CNBC debate performance: “There’s nothing more threatening to the liberal media, in general, and to Hillary Clinton, in particular, than a conservative woman.” Do you think the media covers female candidates fairly? For the full interview, tune into the Fox News Channel at 2pm & 6pm EST.
Posted by Fox News Sunday on Sunday, November 1, 2015