Appearing in a roundtable discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press this Sunday, GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said that women “don’t want” equal pay laws.
“I think that more important than that is making certain that women are recognized by those companies. You know, I’ve always said that I didn’t want to be given a job because I was a female,” the Congresswoman said. “I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want. They don’t want the decisions made in Washington. They want to be able to have the power and the control and the ability to make those decisions for themselves.”
In 2009, Blackburn voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was a landmark bill for women’s rights in the workplace.
Watch the Meet the Press segment in the video below.