RantCrush Top 5: March 2, 2017

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GOP Lawmaker Mocks Democratic Women for Being Poorly Dressed

Yesterday, Republican Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota criticized the Democratic women who wore white to Trump’s speech on Tuesday for being “poorly dressed.” When attending a radio town hall, a constituent said to Cramer that he thought the Democrats should cooperate with the Republicans, even though Republicans didn’t work with President Obama. Though Cramer agreed, he bizarrely brought up the Democratic female politicians’ clothing choices and said that several of them were poorly dressed. Then he said, “It is a syndrome. There is no question, there is a disease associated with the notion that a bunch of women would wear bad-looking white pantsuits in solidarity with Hillary Clinton to celebrate her loss. You cannot get that weird.” But Mr. Cramer, that quote was also pretty weird.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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