Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems'
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Former President Obama called for more women to be elected to office “because men seem to be having some problems these days," French news agency AFP reported.

Obama, who made the comment at an invitation-only event in Paris on Saturday, was referring to the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct made against prominent men, including several U.S. lawmakers.

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"Not to generalize, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialization," Obama added, according to AFP.

The former president also lamented a “temporary absence of U.S. leadership” on climate change during the event.

Obama’s remarks come as lawmakers like Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Man who threatened to kill Obama, Maxine Waters faces up to 20 years in prison Gillibrand defends her call for Franken to resign MORE (D-Minn.), Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersOvernight Health Care: Pelosi asks how to pay for single-payer | Liberal groups want Dems to go bigger on drug prices | Surprise medical bill legislation could come soon Key Dem chairman voices skepticism on 'Medicare for all' bill Democrats seek cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ruben KihuenRuben Jesus KihuenNevada Dem sanctioned for sexual misconduct announces city council bid Dem gains put Sunbelt in play for 2020 Pence aide defends Meadows after ethics panel reprimand: He ‘had my back’ MORE (D-Nev.) all face allegations of sexual misconduct. GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is also facing calls to drop out of the race after several reports of sexual misconduct.

Female lawmakers have pushed for Congress to do more to combat sexual harassment, and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Dem candidate says he faced cultural barriers on the campaign trail because he is working-class Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest Head of top hedge fund association to step down MORE (R-Wis.) announced last month that the House will add mandatory anti-sexual harassment training.