House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi debunked Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley’s claim that the attacks on her are sexist.
Rep. Crowley insisted during a press conference on Wednesday that it is “sexist” to ask Democratic candidates running for Congress if they support Pelosi. (RELATED: Dem Rep: It’s Sexist To Bring Up Pelosi In House Race)
“The attempts to use Nancy Pelosi, it is failing them at this point. And I think quite frankly, it’s sexist,” Crowley said.
However, in her own press conference on Thursday, Pelosi appeared to break from Crowley and said she believes the leaders of political parties will be attacked regardless of who they are.
“They’re coming after me because of my city and because they’re against LGBT, poor children,” she said. “But I don’t think that the misrepresentations and demonizations that are put out against any leader in the Democratic side — whoever the leader is will be the target. That’s just the way it is.”