Clinton Defends Rep. Waters After O'Reilly Incident

While decrying 'indignities' faced by women doing their jobs
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2017 7:15 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking before the Professional Businesswomen of California on Tuesday in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(Newser) – Two women who faced slights at the hands of prominent Republicans on Tuesday were defended by Hillary Clinton, who has experience in the area. Clinton, speaking at the Professional Businesswomen of California conference, decried the "indignities" women have to put up with while "simply doing their jobs," the Hill reports. She was referring to journalist April Ryan and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters. Ryan was interrupted and told to "stop shaking your head" by Sean Spicer while asking a question at a press conference. Waters was mocked by Bill O'Reilly, who said he was unable to listen to what she was saying because of her "James Brown wig." Both women are black, and Clinton noted that the problem is especially bad for women of color. Her remarks were part of a bigger call for diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley, according to TechCrunch. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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