Kristol: ‘There’s a Lot of Sexism in the Democratic Party’

• October 26, 2015 5:46 pm


Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Monday that he sympathizes with Hillary Clinton in her fight against sexism within the Democratic Party.

"Well, there's a lot of sexism in the Democratic Party. It's terrible—Barack Obama, Joe Biden, the chief of staff," he said. "So I sympathize with Hillary Clinton. I'm deeply moved by her angst."

Kristol's comments came after a heated exchange between Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the first Democratic debate, in which Sanders said that "shouting" about guns will not stop gun violence.

In a speech the week after the debate, Clinton morphed Sanders' comment about gun violence into a comment about sexism.

"I’ve been told to stop, and I quote, ‘shouting’ about gun violence. Well, first of all, I’m not shouting. It’s just when women talk, some people think we’re shouting," she said. That night her campaign also adopted the line, ""When women talk, some people think we’re shouting."

Sanders denied Clinton's accusation Sunday and said that she was twisting his words.

"I certainly do not have a problem with women speaking out," he said. "I think what the Secretary is doing there is taking words and misapplying them."

Kristol also noted Clinton's manipulative move.

"She's playing identity politics, that's what the Democratic Party is all about," he said.

While Clinton claims her opponents are sexist, she has also been accused of consistently paying female staffers less than male staffers.