Response to Deceptive Attacks on Rep. Rodney Davis

Republican Main Street Partnership Statement in Response to Deceptive Attacks on Rep. Rodney Davis

WASHINGTON – Sarah Chamberlain, President and CEO of Republican Main Street Partnership, today released the following statement:

“The baseless liberal attacks against Rep. Rodney Davis yesterday were not only inappropriate, they were intentionally deceptive. Yesterday’s bipartisan committee hearing was the right step in highlighting disgusting behaviors that continue to affect women across the country – it’s a shame liberal groups decided to fundraise on and politicize this pervasive issue. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue – it’s right vs. wrong and they owe Rep. Davis an apology.”

ICYMI: Washington Examiner: No, Rep. Rodney Davis didn’t say Congress should hire fewer women to avoid sexual harassment scandals

“Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., did not suggest Tuesday that Congress could avoid sexual harassment scandals by hiring fewer women. Rather, the Illinois congressman said specifically that his office is looking for ways to make sure this exact thing doesn’t happen as a result of increased awareness regarding harassment.

“I have a female-led staff, and I asked them their opinion,” Davis said during the hearing. “They were concerned … that an unintended consequence may be some offices just take a shortcut and not hire women as a way to avoid these issues.”