Clinton takes McConnell to task for ‘gender card’ comment
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons remember former adviser Vernon Jordan Biden praises Vernon Jordan: He 'knew the soul of America' The parts of H.R. 1 you haven't heard about MORE fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Boehner book jacket teases slams against Cruz, Trump Gun violence prevention groups optimistic background check legislation can pass this Congress MORE, after the Kentucky Republican suggested earlier Monday that being female wouldn't be enough to win the Democratic presidential contender the 2016 election.


Speaking at a Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce in Shepherdsville, Ky., the Republican said of Clinton that "first of all, I don't think arguing 'vote for me because I'm a woman' is enough."

Separately, Theo Keith, a local reporter based in Louisville, Ky., tweeted that McConnell said that "the gender card alone isn't enough."

Clinton was asked about the “gender card” remark during a Facebook question-and-answer session Monday, fired back that the Kentucky Republican “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," Clinton added. “Anyone who doesn’t get that doesn’t understand what our lives are like."

Clinton’s campaign touted her response on Twitter, adding that “and that's why you don't try to pick a fight on women's economic security with Hillary Clinton.”

McConnell, unsurprisingly, has been deeply critical of the Democratic frontrunner, and sought again Monday to tie her President Obama, saying that a Clinton administration would be “more of the same.”

“If you liked the Obama years, you’ll love the Clinton years,” he told reporters after the meeting.