Women and The War

As the only woman running in Brooklyn’s 11th congressional district, Yvette Clarke said the country would be a little different if congress had more women in it.

“Imagine a congress that was half female, allowing our children to be sent to war, in harms way without an extremely good reason,” she said at her rally yesterday.

Hard to imagine, I know. But I tried and wondered how Clarke felt about another woman in congress who voted for the war in Iraq: Hillary Clinton.

Clarke said she can’t speak for Hillary but that she did the best she could at the time. Clarke added that she would have followed the lead of Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California.

Uh, okay.

And just to clear things up, I asked her how many women in congress voted against the war?

She said she’d get back to me.

Azi Paybarah