Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Cali.) used her position as the speaker at a Planned Parenthood event in California Tuesday to tie Todd Akin's "rape" comments to the entire Republican party, eventually concluding that Republicans might just hate their families.
"It's deeper than one Republican congressman -- it goes all the way to the top of the Republican ticket...The truth is there's a war against women, and it's not going to end until we all say at the polls, 'That's not the country we want,'" she began, according to Silicon Valley Mercury News.
The California senator also said that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be the "top generals" of the so-called "war on women" if elected, because they oppose federal funding for abortion and birth control.
"There is a sickness out there in the Republican Party, and I'm not kidding. Maybe they don't like their moms or their first wives; I don't know what it is," Boxer remarked.
No video has yet surfaced of the event, so it is unclear what exactly she meant by "first wives."
Eventually switching to attacking Ryan's proposed changes to Medicare, Boxer concluded: "Whatever you've done in the past...you're going to have to redouble your efforts because women's rights are on the chopping block."
(H/T: Washington Examiner)
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