NEWS: Stephanie Murphy Campaign Calls Mica Comments ‘Demeaning’ and ‘Out of Touch’

Says Rhetoric, Votes and Support of Trump are Troubling for Florida Women

ORLANDO – The Stephanie Murphy for Congress campaign today called comments by U.S. Congressman John Mica directed at Stephanie Murphy “demeaning” and “out of touch.” In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Mica dismissed Murphy’s experience as a mom, educator, businesswoman and former national security specialist for the U.S. Secretary of Defense as not having “much of a background in the community or in the professional world.”

Statement from Sara Jensen, spokesperson for Stephanie Murphy for Congress:

“For Congressman Mica to dismiss Stephanie Murphy’s experience as a mother, educator, businesswoman, and former national security specialist for the U.S. Secretary of Defense as not having ‘much of a background in the community or in the professional world’ is demeaning and shows just out how out-of-touch he has become. This is the type of discrimination and double standard women face every day in the workplace and exactly why we need Stephanie fighting for women in Congress.

“But, it’s not just Congressman Mica’s rhetoric that is troubling, it’s also his voting record. He has voted against equal pay, voted against family and medical leave, twice voted against the Violence Against Women Act, and has supported a constitutional amendment to deny women their constitutional right to make their own health care decisions. Mica also unequivocally supports Donald Trump for president and consistently refuses to call out Donald Trump for his offensive comments about women. We need a change, and we need someone like Stephanie who will stand up and fight for women in Congress.”

BACKGROUND:

Mica said Stephanie had didn’t have much “background in the community or in the professional world.” “She [Murphy] was put up as a strong candidate, but she doesn’t have much of a background in the community or in the professional world,” Mica said. [Orlando Sentinel, 9/30/2016]

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