GOP Rep. Says ‘A Lady Needs To Be Told When She’s Being Nasty’

Bill Clark

Apparently middle-aged men are just doing their civic duty by letting women know when they find their behavior inappropriate.

Defending Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the presidential debate, Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) said the Republican nominee was well within his right.

“You know what, she's saying some nasty things," the Texas congressman said Thursday on the “Alan Colmes Show” in remarks first flagged by CNN.

Colmes asked Babin if Trump’s aside, which came as Clinton knocked his avoidance of paying federal income tax during a response to a question on Social Security, was appropriate.

"Well, I'm a genteel Southerner, Alan,” he replied.

"So that means no?" Colmes pressed.

"No, I think sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty," Babin said. "I do."

"My assessment is that Mrs. Clinton has got so much baggage--" Babin added. "I think she's done some nasty things."

The Texas lawmaker, who endorsed Trump “unequivocally” in May after first backing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), said he ultimately agreed with the Republican nominee’s comment.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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