Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTo end sugar subsidies, conservatives can't launch a frontal attack House presses Senate GOP on filibuster reform A pro-science approach to Yucca Mountain appropriations MORE (D-Nev.) defended Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinCoalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill An open letter to the FBI agent who resigned because of Trump Nunes 'memo' drama proves it: Republicans can't govern, they only campaign MORE (D-Calif.) Monday, saying comments that she is too “emotional” was condescending.

Reid was referring to remarks former CIA director Michael Hayden made on “Fox News Sunday.”

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Hayden said the Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman might be too “emotional” to produce a fair report on the CIA’s torture tactics used under the Bush administration. Her committee voted last week to declassify and release that report after the administration reviews it.

“In responding to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s attempts to shed light on the CIA’s questionable interrogation methods, General Hayden condescendingly accused Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein of being too emotional,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. “Does that sound like a man that respects women? Do the Republicans sound like a party that treats women equally? So much for equality under the law.”

Reid said Democrats would prove that they’re a better party for women than Republicans by holding a vote later this week on the Paycheck Fairness Act from Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.). Her bill aims to ensure equal pay for women.