Rae Lynne Chornenky, President of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding a recent $1 million donation from Bill Maher to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Barack Obama Super PAC.
“We have a message for President Obama. It's difficult to take you seriously, Mr. President. You make a media spectacle out of personally contacting Sandra Fluke, saying that you did so because you want your own daughters to be able to participate in public debate without the threat of being personally attacked. But then you refuse to criticize your own supporter, Bill Maher, for the vile, sexist names he has called prominent Republican women. And, even worse, you accept a $1 million donation from him. Are we to assume that only liberal, Democrat women deserve civility in the public square? This is either the height of hypocrisy, or a phony, political gesture -- or both. Put your money where your mouth is, Mr. President, and return this donation.”
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.