Sen. Mikulski 'Tired of Men in Suits Making Up Laws that Discriminate Against Us'

April 10, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Before the vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said, "I get angry, I get outraged, I get volcanic" - when it didn't pass, she had this update to her impassioned opus:

"We're kinda tired of men in suits making up laws that discriminate against us, and we're tired of the old excuses, like 'Oh he's a breadwinner.'

"Not only now are forty percent of the women in the workplace breadwinners, but as breadwinners ourselves, we're tired of being paid crumbs. We want to make sure we fight for more dough. And with that, I said earlier today, just like Lily Ledbetter, when we lost the first vote, and we said we'd press on.

"We're leading an American revolution, just like Abigail Adams encouraged us. If they forget the ladies, we're here to fight.

"So I said, square your shoulders, put your lipstick on and let's fight another day," the 77 year old Democratic senator said.

The man standing behind her who keeps laughing and biting his lip is pretty distracting. Wonder if he counts as one of those evil breadwinner "men in suits?"