The Democratic party claims the Republican party has a “war on women” and constantly whine that the current President is a misogynist.  But that same party now supports a congressman running for New York’s 21st congressional district who has repeatedly referred to GOP Congresswoman Elise Stefanik as “a little girl,” reports Hot Air.

Apparently, Steve Krieg, has no problem with calling the congresswoman “a child” as he did in a recent candidate forum which he did unapologetically.  Krieg is a school board member from the Plattsburgh area, and even admitted that he still battles his sexist urges and probably will the rest of his life at the forum.

“I have been accused of being a sexist for calling Elise a little girl, and I probably deserved to be called a sexist,” Steve Krieg said. “I think most of us, if we admit it, have some sexist in us, some of the racist in us. It’s something if we are decent people, we recognize in ourselves and we struggle with it all of our lives,” said Krieg.

But Krieg stood his ground and stood by what he said about Stefanik, and it is also worth noting that Stefanik is currently the youngest sitting representative in the House, while also being the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.  So calling her “a child” isn’t really helping his case for working towards not being as sexist and now he’s built a case for people to start calling him an ageist too.

“I see her as a child because she’s a child. She thinks like a child. She has people set things up for her. She has people put their words in her mouth and she happily repeats them. And I think recognizing her, I would go after her in that way. And I apologize if that’s mean, but that’s how I would do it,” said Kreig.

Of course, you probably will not hear any fellow Democrats stepping up to reject a member that has gone astray from their party’s platform, as you see Democrats demand all the time from Republicans.  Where is Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton on this incident to call out Krieg’s sexist and ageist comments?

What is happening to Stefanik is exactly the reason why more women do not go into politics, so you would think that fellow women, and all those women who marched at the Women’s march would step up and help a successful business woman trying to make it in a male dominated field.

But since Stefanik has “Republican” in front of her Representative title, you won’t hear much of anything from the left about supporting fellow women in politics.

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BY Isabelle Weeks


I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.