Hillary Clinton fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday after he accused her of playing the "gender card" during her presidential campaign.
"Wow," Clinton told HuffPost during a Facebook question-and-answer session. "If that’s what he said, Mitch McConnell really doesn’t get it. There is a gender card being played in this campaign. It’s played every time Republicans vote against giving women equal pay, deny families access to affordable child care or family leave, refuse to let women make decisions about their health or have access to free contraception."
McConnell criticized Clinton at an event at the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, Monday morning, quipping that "the gender card alone isn't enough," according to Theo Keith, a Louisville-based political reporter. Keith said the remark was a blanket criticism of Clinton as well as of McConnell's recent Democratic Senate opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes. HuffPost asked McConnell's office to elaborate on his remarks and has yet to hear back.
When HuffPost asked Clinton about the comment on Facebook, she responded that equal pay and family leave affect both genders.
"These aren’t just women’s issues, they are economic issues that drive growth and affect all Americans," Clinton said. "Anyone who doesn’t get that doesn’t understand what our lives are like."
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