Kasich Defends Record After Saying Women 'Left Their Kitchens' to Support Him
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has taken some heat after a comment he made on the campaign stage about “women who left their kitchens” to support his congressional bid in 1978.
On tonight’s “Kelly File,” Kasich said that much of his career was fueled by the support of women, and named some of the high-level female members of his campaign staff and in his governor’s office.
Megyn Kelly pointed out that when Kasich ran for office in 1978, 70 percent of women were not working out of the home full-time.
“Things have changed a lot since then, I assume you know that,” she said.
“You know Megyn, I operate on a high wire. I don’t use a net. I’m not scripted, I don’t have a teleprompter. And every once in a while you say something—maybe you didn’t say it exactly the way you should, but look, I’m not going to change that. We’ve had a teleprompter and scripted candidates and presidents. It’s time to move on and be real.”
Watch the full interview above.