Hillary Clinton Just Called Out The GOP About Something Major

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The most memorable moments from the first GOP debate centered around moderator Megyn Kelly questioning Donald Trump about his history of sexist comments toward women — which kicked off a subsequent media storm, Twitter feud, and, ultimately, a Trump backlash. Let's not forget that even though the mogul-turned-politician might have taken the heat this time, nearly every candidate on that stage has a record of making statements that are decidedly anti-women, as Hillary Clinton recently pointed out in the Washington Post. "What Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous, but what the rest of the Republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous," Clinton said. "When one of their major candidates, a much younger man, the senator from Florida, says there should be no exceptions for rape and incest, that is as offensive and as troubling a comment as you can hear from a major candidate running for the presidency," Clinton said, in reference to Marco Rubio. "The language may be more colorful and more offensive," she went on. "But the thinking, the attitude, toward women is very much the same. It just is delivered in a different package." To recap, besides Rubio's extreme abortion stance, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush have both publicly bragged about defunding Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides care for one in five women in the United States, and Mike Huckabee claimed that a fetus is owed more rights than a pregnant woman. All in all, the 10 GOP debaters didn't show any compelling support for women's reproductive choices. Meanwhile, Trump clearly hasn't learned his lesson: This past weekend, he was booted from a RedState event after uttering what seemed to be menstrual-motivated comments about Kelly's attitude during the debates. He also made statements indicating he felt as though Kelly should be the one issuing an apology. (To her credit, the Fox News anchor is ready to put the entire incident in the past.) Clinton's camp called the Trump campaign "entertainment" in the Post. "I think [Trump] went way overboard. Offensive, outrageous, pick your adjective," the Democratic presidential candidate said. "But what Marco Rubio said has as much of an impact in terms of where the Republican Party is today as anybody else on that stage, and it is deeply troubling."

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