Vermont Republicans are asking why U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' “gender pay gap” at his senatorial offices is larger than 23 percent, at 47.6 percent, after an online news report revealed the senator's public relations gap.
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Vermont Republicans are asking why U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' “gender pay gap” at his senatorial offices is larger than 23 percent, at 47.6 percent, after a report revealed the independent senator's public relations flap.
Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, has the worst gender gap in D.C. by far, according to a new report by the online Washington Free Beacon.
"He employed more men (14) than women (10), and his chief of staff is male," according to Andrew Stiles of the Free Beacon.
"Like many of his fellow partisans, he has previously accused Republicans of trying to roll back the clock on women’s rights," he said.
Stiles' report also revealed that of the five senators who participated in a recent press conference about women's pay—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than their male staffers.
"Women working for Senate Democrats in 2011 pulled in an average salary of $60,877. Men made about $6,500 more," Stiles reported.