Great video (17:40)
This video from The Rachel Maddow show discusses the current gun control debate which is being led by Sen. Diane Feinstein. Specifically, this shows the discussion between Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Ted Cruz who patronizes Feinstein during a debate of whether its is unconstitutional to take weapons away from citizens. Rachel Maddow makes a good point when she points out the fact that the senior Senator is being treated this way by a colleague because of her gender. Maddow’s sums it up best.
“Let the record show that you can be a United States Senator for 21 years, you can be 79-years-old, you can be the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and one of the most recognizable and widely respected veteran public servants in your nation, but if you are female while all of other those things, men who you defeat in arguments will still respond to you by calling you hysterical and telling you to calm down”
Cruz asks the Senior Senator if she is familiar with the Constitution and proceeds to recite the contents of the first four Amendments. It’s shocking to see how a Senator with over 20 years of experience in public office is talked down to by a colleague because of her gender.