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Sexist Tweet From ABC Political Reporter

Jeff Katz
November 14, 2019 - 11:24 am

Former Bush staffer and now ABC chief political analyst Matthew Dowd came under fire on social media on Wednesday following a tweet he posted criticizing Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and accusing her of being elected just because she is a woman.

In the now-deleted tweet, Dowd said, "Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn't necessarily get you the leaders we need."

Dowd caught flak from users all over Twitter, inlcuding several lawmakers. He later tweeted an apology to Stefanik.