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Kerry Confronts Women of Code Pink for Providing Cover to ISIS Misogynists

The feminist anti-war warriors of Code Pink were back in force on Capitol Hill Wednesday, disrupting John Kerry’s Senate testimony and prompting the secretary of state to scold the activists for opposing action against a group that brutally subjugates women.

Speaking during his opening statement before the committee, Kerry sought to address the earlier interruption and the pink anti-war signs held up behind him.

“I respect the right of Code Pink to protest and to use that right,” he said. “But you know what, I also know something about Code Pink. Code Pink was started by a woman, and women, who were opposed to war but who also thought that the government’s job was to take care of people. And to give them health care and education and good jobs.”

“And if that’s what you believe in — and I believe it is — then you ought to care about fighting ISIL,” Kerry continued. “Because ISIL is killing and raping and mutilating women. They believe women shouldn’t have an education. They sell off girls to be sex slaves to jihadists. . . . And they’re not offering anyone health care of any kind. They’re not offering anyone education of any kind.”

“Frankly, Code Pink and a lot of other people need to stop and think about how you stop them and deal with that,” the secretary of state concluded.

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