NPR: Republican Congresswoman Warns GOP Leaders Of Gender ‘Crisis’

By Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR

New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is deeply worried about her party.

“We are facing a crisis level of Republican women in Congress,” Stefanik said on Thursday, noting that there are only 13 Republican women in the U.S. House, down from 23 last session.

Stefanik stepped down as House Republicans’ recruitment head last month. But with a new group she’s launching,dedicated to boosting women candidates, she still has top Republicans’ full attention.

At a Thursday launch event for her group, E-PAC, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, and National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Tom Emmer gathered with candidates, pollsters and strategists to talk about answers to this problem.

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