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Marsha Blackburn with Eric Cantor and Cynthia Lummis in Washington discussing the legislative agenda ahead of the State of the Union Address
Oh c'mon:
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday insisted that even though Republican Senators blocked the Democrats' equal pay bill last week, her party is fighting for women's rights.

"I find this war on women rhetoric just almost silly," she said on CBS' "Face the Nation" when asked if Republicans opposed equal pay for women. "It is Republicans that have led the fight for women’s equality. Go back through history, and look at who was the first woman to ever vote, elected to office, go to Congress, four out of five governors."

When asked why she opposed the most recent equal pay legislation specifically, Blackburn said the bill would merely increase litigation, the line that most Republicans have been touting.

"So we're even now, right? There was a Republican woman that voted back in 1870-ish, so we're done? Because that's all you're going to be getting out of us for a damn long while."

Ya know, when you find yourself constantly going back to the era of Abraham Lincoln to find someone who makes your party look good, it may be time for a little self-reflection.

Originally posted to Hunter on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 11:16 AM PDT.

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