October 5, 2017

Democratic Candidate Calls GOP Congresswoman “A Child”

Democrat Steve Krieg, a member of the Plattsburgh City School Board member, is running to challenge Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) next year. Yet, if his comments at a candidate forum last night are any indication, he has neither the judgment nor the temperament to join the House of Representatives. Speaking about Congresswoman Stefanik, Krieg disparaged the Congresswoman, calling her a child, adding that “she has people put their words in her mouth”:

“I think most of us if we admit it have some of sexist in us, racist within us. It’s something that if we’re decent people, we recognize in ourselves and we struggle with it all of our lives. But Elise [Stefanik], I recognize her, I’m not going to say as a little girl, I recognize her as a child. And it has nothing to do with her age. I see her as a child because she’s a child. She thinks like a child. She has people set things up for her, she has people put their words in her mouth and she happily repeats them. And I think recognizing her, I would go after her in that way. And I apologize if that’s mean but that’s how I would do it.”

This type of sexist comments has no place anywhere, let alone a Congressional race. Steve Krieg owes Congresswoman Stefanik an immediate apology. Furthermore, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi must make it immediately clear that this type of obscene sexism has no place in the Democratic Party.