GOP Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., thinks the #MeToo movement spotlighting sexual abuse makes women weak.
In remarks to The New York Times, Cramer, running to unseat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said his wife, two daughters, mother and mother-in-law "cannot understand this movement toward victimization."
"They are pioneers of the prairie," he continued. "These are tough people whose grandparents were tough and great-grandparents were tough."
He also suggested the #MeToo movement had created a backlash as the left tried to torpedo Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, adding: "The world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far," the Times reported.
Heitkamp angrily replied: ". . . I want you to put this in there: It did not make my mom less strong that she was a victim" of sexual assault as a teenager.
"She got stronger and she made us strong," Heitkamp told the Times. "And to suggest that this movement doesn't make women strong and stronger is really unfortunate.”
Published at Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:54:19 +0000