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  •  Biden: 20 Female Senators is good, should be 51 (19+ / 0-)
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders aren't the only ones thrilled about adding more female senators to their ranks in the new Congress.

    "I think it's wonderful," Vice President Joe Biden said to cheers at a reception for newly elected Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.).

    As of Thursday, the Senate became home to 20 female senators -- a record high. The vice president recalled something he told a colleague back when he was a senator, pushing through the Violence Against Women Act in 1994.

    "The only thing that needs to change is get to the point where there are 51 women in the Senate," Biden said. "You know why? Not because you all are better or worse. Because everyone's going to figure out there ain't no difference, that everybody is qualified. It doesn't have a damn thing to do with gender."

    "We're getting there," he added. "Twenty. Twenty."

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