Bredesen Should Be Ashamed for His Condescension Towards Women

Sept. 12, 2018 -- In a recent Tennessean article, Democrat Phil Bredesen derisively referred to Congressman Marsha Blackburn as a "big girl." Tennessee Republican Party Vice Chairwoman Jennifer Little and Tennessee Federation of Republican Women President Barbara Trautman issued the following statements:

"Phil Bredesen clearly feels threatened by strong women leaders and should be ashamed. Marsha is a mother, a grandmother, a businesswoman, the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Tennessee in her own right, and now she's running to be the first woman from our state ever elected to the U.S. Senate. She’s not just some ‘girl.’ Bredesen's true character is showing once again, as he also stood by silently when his supporter Steve Cohen said Marsha should jump off of a bridge. Is this the kind of 'respect' he would show his female colleagues if elected?" - TNGOP Vice Chair Jennifer Little

"It’s incredibly disappointing to hear Phil Bredesen aim such demeaning language towards a strong woman candidate like Marsha Blackburn. It’s a comment that every woman in Tennessee should be offended by. Our state has a long history of supporting women’s rights and strong women dating back to the ratification of the 19th amendment, and we will continue that tradition this year when we elect Marsha Blackburn as the first woman to represent Tennessee in the U.S. Senate." - TFRW President Barbara Trautman