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John Boehner: Republicans Should Be More Sensitive To Women

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Boehner's advice? "Try to get them to be a little more sensitive."

Update: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee responded early afternoon to Boehner's remarks.

"The Republican Congress’s problem with women isn’t what they say, it’s what they do," said DCCC spokeswoman Emily Bittner. "Republicans keep trying and failing to paper over their hostility toward women, but secret tutoring sessions can’t fix this problem. No amount of tutoring and talking points from the men in the House Republican Leadership can hide the true agenda of this Republican Congress: taking away contraception coverage, ending our guaranteed preventive care, and hiking costs for women by making our gender a pre-existing condition."