Quote of the Day: “How Is That a Woman?”

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Here’s Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), critiquing the Violence Against Women Act to National Review‘s Betsy Woodruff:

“This is a truly bad bill,” he says of the Senate version, which includes provisions regarding homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual victims of domestic violence. “This is helping the liberals, this is horrible. Unbelievable. What really bothers — it’s called a women’s act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that — how is that a woman?”

Stockman, who I profiled in January, was elected to his second term in the House last year with 71 percent of the vote.

  • Tim Murphy is a senior reporter at Mother Jones. Reach him at tmurphy@motherjones.com.

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