Some Republicans are taking heat today for suggesting that General Stanley McChrystal should put Speaker Nancy Pelosi "in her place."
In a statement criticizing Pelosi for not supporting a troop surge in Afghanistan, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said Pelosi should stop meddling in foreign policy.
"If Nancy Pelosi’s failed economic policies are any indicator of the effect she may have on Afghanistan, taxpayers can only hope McChrystal is able to put her in her place," the statement reads.
Democrats are jumping all over the NRCC for alleged sexism. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) blasted the GOP as "80 percent male and 100% white."
But Ken Spain, NRCC's communication director, is defending his organization's claim:
“The Speaker of the House is taking on a highly decorated general who has outlined a strategy in Afghanistan that she once claimed to advocate. This is the same San Francisco liberal whose military foresight — or lack thereof — led her to oppose General Petraeus’ successful surge strategy. Up until it became politically inconvenient, Pelosi and her puppets were referring to Afghanistan as the ‘real central front’ in the war on terror, now their excuse is that there is just not enough political will to keep America safe. Nancy Pelosi might think she’s a general, but she’s playing out of her league and she knows it.”