Pelosi says senator's comment 'disrespectful to women'
October 9th, 2011
04:17 PM ET
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Pelosi says senator's comment 'disrespectful to women'

(CNN) -– House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that comments made by Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown about a Democratic rival showed a “disrespect for women.”

Brown made the remarks Thursday, when asked about candidate Elizabeth Warren’s statement that she had “kept her clothes on” while paying for college. Warren was making reference to a nearly nude 1982 Cosmopolitan magazine photo shoot that Brown did to earn money at age 22.

When asked about the comment during a radio interview with WZLX in Boston, Brown said only, "Thank God.”

Pelosi said Sunday on the ABC program “This Week” that the comment was disrespectful.

“The response you just gave, 'Thank God,' really, I thought spoke volumes about how clueless Senator Brown is,” Pelosi said. “It really spoke volumes about, really, disrespect for women that he may not even realize. I bet you he'd like to take that comment back.”

Pelosi acknowledged that the comment was likely meant to be a joke, but maintained that it was still revealing of Brown’s character.

“I hope it's joke-y. And if it is, then hopefully he will take that comment back. But women know. They hear a comment like that, it tells you a lot about somebody,” Pelosi said.


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soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. Mariel McDonald

    I cannot believe how stupid Nancy Pelosi is and, that in itself is disrespectful to women. A republican senator came up with a clever retort after being baited by a democratic opponent and Pelosi, in a typical knee-jerk reaction to a rejoinder gets bent out of shape and explodes into stupidity. Pelosi's behavior and remarks are way out of line and shows the desperation of the Democratic party having ruined the country. Pelosi needs to be put out to pasture.

    October 10, 2011 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
  2. Drew

    Gee Nancy, maybe not to all women but definatelyn to Ms. Warren.

    October 10, 2011 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  3. Mark

    I think Brown's comment was fine. The real question is whether Warren's comment was appropriate.

    October 10, 2011 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  4. FedUp

    I thought it was a great response, and I am a woman. By the way, Nancy, I remember Joy Behar saying that Chris Christie was too fat to be President. I thought that was an insult to all overweight people. Why is she still working on The View? Why is she working at all? If a Republican had said that, they would have been cruicified. Of course, it all depends on what politician (or friend thereof) and which mouth you are speaking with.

    October 10, 2011 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  5. datruff

    Pelosi herself is an insult to women.

    October 10, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
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