McBath fundraising off 'get back in the kitchen' remarks

Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathMcBath passes on running for Senate Gun epidemic is personal for lawmakers touched by violence House panel advances anti-gun violence legislation MORE (D-Ga.), who flipped a long-held Republican district in the 2018 midterm elections, tweeted out Wednesday a link to fundraise for her reelection campaign in response to comments from a talk-show host calling for her to go “back to the kitchen.”

“I've been dealing with these kinds of sexist attacks since day one. Can you help me fight back? Donate,” said McBath, a prominent gun control activist whose teenage son was shot and killed, regarding the clip from "The Kimmer Show."

Two of the show’s hosts were discussing what they were seeking in a future opponent to McBath, pining for a candidate with conservative bona fides over former Rep. Karen HandelKaren Christine HandelMcBath passes on running for Senate GOP buys after Democrat launches Georgia Senate bid Jon Ossoff launching Georgia Senate campaign MORE (R), who they appeared to view as a moderate.


McBath unseated Handel last year, marking the first time a Democrat has won in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in more than 30 years. Handel announced on Monday that she intends to run for her old seat in 2020. 

McBath slammed her as a “true career politician” who “has run for office over and over for the last 17 years,” tweeting out a link requesting donations of $17.17. 

Democrats recaptured control of the House in 2018, powered largely by strong women-led campaigns in districts across the country. The election results sparked efforts by the GOP to combat perceptions among voters, particularly in suburbs, that it is sexist or backs sexist candidates.