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Karoline Leavitt: GOP ‘Is the Party of Women’

Karoline Leavitt, the national spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said in a speech Friday that the Republican Party “is the party of women.”

Leavitt made the comments at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) Spring 2024 Board Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, Breitbart reported.

“I’m so sick of hearing all of them say, The Democrat Party is the party of women. That is false. The Grand Old Party, the Republican Party, is the party of women,” Leavitt said.

Leavitt lifted up two examples of how the Democratic Party shuns women: Laken Riley and the Biden administration’s embrace and promotion of biological men invading women’s sports.

Riley, 22, a nursing student at the Augusta University College of Nursing, was found beaten to death Feb. 22 on the University of Georgia campus after she went out for a run. Jose Antonio Ibarra, who was in the U.S. illegally, was arrested on murder and assault charges in connection to her death.

President Joe Biden “has allowed a mass invasion of more than 10 million illegal criminals into our country, many of whom have raped, sexually assaulted, and, in the tragic case of Laken Riley in the great state of Georgia, killed women across this country,” Breitbart quoted Leavitt saying.

Riley’s parents turned down an invitation from Rep. Mike Collins, R-Ga., to attend Biden’s State of the Union speech, during which the president pronounced her name as “Lincoln.” Trump, meanwhile, met with Riley’s family last week.

And then there’s the stance of the Biden administration that it’s OK and should be encouraged to have biological boys/men compete against girls/women.

“And for goodness’ sake, Joe Biden and the Democrats cannot say they are the party of women when they support men competing in women’s athletics,” Leavitt said, adding that Trump “will fight on day one to protect women’s athletics in America.”

She also noted Trump’s promise to slash federal funding for “any public school or institution that allows biological males competing in female sports.”

Leavitt doubled down on her theme in an interview with Breitbart following her speech.

“The Republican Party is also the party of women because we want to protect women’s rights — and that includes women’s athletics and women’s safe spaces, such as locker rooms and bathrooms,” she said. “Joe Biden is controlled by the far-left Democrats in this country, who support men competing in female athletics. President Trump has made it very clear that that will end when he is elected to a second term.”

Mark Swanson

Mark Swanson, a Newsmax writer and editor, has nearly three decades of experience covering news, culture and politics.


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