This Would Be Funny if It Weren't So Infuriating

[Content Note: Misogyny.]

The Hill: "GOP struggles to find women to lead House committees."
Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.) is the only Republican woman in the House officially in the running to chair a committee, underlining how the GOP has made little progress in diversifying its slate of committee leaders.

The only woman currently atop a House panel, Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), is retiring, meaning House GOP leaders are under pressure to elevate at least one other female lawmaker to ensure their committee chairmen roster isn't entirely all-white and all-male.

...By comparison, seven committee chairmen during the first term of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) tenure as Speaker from 2007 to 2009 were women or people of color.

Nearly a decade later, 12 of the 21 committees' ranking Democrats are female or racial minorities.
I love this explanation for why the GOP is having such a rough time finding people who aren't white men to fill leadership roles: "The main obstacle in promoting more women to leadership roles is that there are simply fewer to choose from, particularly in the House GOP conference."

That's actually not "the main obstacle." It's a symptom of the main obstacle, which is that the Republican Party is grossly hostile to marginalized people, which is a strong disincentive for most marginalized people in joining the Republican Party.

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