Female Arizona Political Leaders Speak Out Against Trump

By Katherine Fritcke
Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:18pm

On the occasion of Donald Trump’s 6th campaign stop in Arizona, some of the state’s female Democratic leaders are speaking out.
At the event, speakers including senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick and state Sen. Katie Hobbs spoke about how Trump would set back efforts in areas of pay equity and women’s health care.
State Rep. Rebecca Rios said a Trump presidency is dangerous for women.
“All of the progress that women have made over the last 50 years will be turned back if Donald Trump were to be elected president," Rios said. "We need a champion, not a bully, in the White House.”
The Democratic legislators also spent time listing Trump’s long record of disrespecting women. They cited recent sexist tweets at former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, saying he’s thin skinned and unfit to be president.