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"Science and technology, engineering, and math ... we should make sure all our young people, our daughters as well as our sons, are thriving in these fields. This should be a national mission. I’ve got to tell you, we don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women to learn and teach in these fields right now."
“All he simply meant was that he went out of his way to try to recruit qualified women to serve in his administration when he was governor,” Ryan said on “CBS This Morning.” “That’s really what he was saying.” ... ...“By the way, he has an exceptional record of hiring women in very prominent positions in his administration, and that’s the point he was making,” Ryan said. “The other point is, this economy has been terrible for women. Poverty rates among women are at a 17-year high. We need jobs, we need economic growth. And among those who have been hit hardest in this economy are women. “So what he was pointing out to was that he went out of his way to find qualified women to serve in senior positions in his administration,” Ryan added. “And he did just that, and he had one of the most exceptional records of governors in the country.”