Chairwoman of Republican National Committee blasts ex-FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s comments on race, women
The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee torched former first lady Michelle Obama for her Sept. 27 remarks at the Inbound2017 conference in Boston the chairwoman’s fundraising email sent out Friday.
“Michelle Obama said that women only voted for President Trump because we were told to. She said we voted against our own voices,” wrote Ronna McDaniel, who was chosen by President Donald J. Trump to replace Reince Priebus as the leader of the Republican National Committee after the 2016 election. McDaniel is the niece of the 2012 GOP presidential nominee W. Mitt Romney.
McDaniel did not hold back.
“How DARE she. I’m a woman and I proudly voted for President Donald Trump out of my own free will — not because a man told me to,” she said. “Democrats love to call themselves “feminists” but the second a woman doesn’t fall in line with their liberal ideology, she’s attacked, silenced, and subjected to the very same sexist attacks liberals pretend to fight.”
Here is an excerpt from Michelle Obama’s remarks in Boston:
Quite frankly we saw this in this election. As far as I’m concerned, any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice in a way. To me, it doesn’t say as much about Hillary ― and everybody’s trying to wonder. Well, what does it mean for Hillary? No, no, no. What does it mean for us as women? That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘That guy. He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ Well, to me that just says you don’t like your voice. You like the thing we’re told to like.
McDaniel also took on the former first lady’s comments Tuesday at the 14th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, where Obama said people don’t trust politics because Republicans are all just white men.
Watch Michelle Obama speaking at the 14th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women:
Unfortunate Michelle would disregard contributions of conservative women and people of all backgrounds with one sweeping false accusation. https://t.co/gMSuw8aCnj
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 5, 2017
“Maybe we don’t trust politicians because they don’t listen to us and instead tell us how we’re supposed to think, feel and vote,” the former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. “Or maybe it’s because of politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who have abused their powers, weakened our country, and disparaged tens of millions of Americans as deplorables who cling to their religion.”
McDaniel closed the email with seven reasons why she voted for the president on her own accord.
“I voted to drain the swamp. I voted for the wall. I voted for tougher screenings of refugees. I voted for tax cuts. I voted for a repeal of ObamaCare. I voted for a stronger economy. I voted for an America First foreign policy,” she said. “If that’s the agenda you want to see become the law of the land, en I need you to join me in our efforts to defend the president right now.”