Rep. Lowey Calls Paul Ryan ‘Naughty Boy,’ He Calls Her ‘Mom’


Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) on Wednesday told the New York Times that she and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) are friends and that she calls him “Naughty Boy.”

“Believe it or not, Paul Ryan is a good friend,” Lowey told Times columnist Gail Collins in a conversation about GOP trainings on how to speak to women. “He calls me Mom. I call him Naughty Boy.”

Lowey told Collins that the GOP trainings will not solve candidates’ difficulty appealing to women voters.

“They need better ideas, not ‘Mad Men’ style sensitivity training,” she said.

TPM has reached out to Ryan’s office for comment.

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