Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid: Early voting states Iowa, New Hampshire 'not representative of the country anymore' The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Bottom Line MORE (D-Nev.) defended Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGOP senator wants Violence Against Women Act passage by year end Hillicon Valley: Commerce extends Huawei waiver | Senate Dems unveil privacy bill priorities | House funding measure extends surveillance program | Trump to tour Apple factory | GOP bill would restrict US data going to China Senate Democrats unveil priorities for federal privacy bill 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.