CBS’s O’Donnell to Gov. Haley: Does GOP ‘Have a Problem With Women Voters?’

May 6th, 2015 9:29 AM

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley sat down with CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell for an exclusive interview that aired on Wednesday and the CBS anchor made sure to push the liberal line about whether or not the GOP has a “problem with women voters?” 

For her part, Haley argued that there were numerous “Republican women governors that are all fantastic,” but O’Donnell continued to hit the GOP governor over her party’s supposed “problem with women voters.” 

The CBS anchor continued to play up the liberal talking point and wondered “if the Democratic Party has a woman on their ticket like Hillary Clinton, is the Republican Party going to need a woman on their ticket?”

Haley rejected O’Donnell’s assumption and insisted that even though she thought it was "fantastic that we’re going to have a woman on the ticket. I don’t think I have a single policy that I think I agree with Hillary Clinton on, but I respect the fact that she’s put herself out there. I respect the fact that she’s going to do this.” 

This was not the first time that Norah O’Donnell has questioned a female Republican politician about the GOP’s supposed problem with women voters. In January, the CBS host sat down with newly elected Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and made sure to ask “does the Republican Party have an image problem?” 

Just as Haley did, Stefanik rejected O’Donnell’s liberal assertion that the GOP has an “image problem” with women and minority voters: 

We’ve certainly fixed it this past election cycle. And I hope that we take away lessons from this past election cycle. I think we need to have a tone that reaches out to women and that's something that I've been very focused on. I also think we need to do a better job of listening.

The rest of O’Donnell’s interview with Nikki Haley was very positive as the CBS host praised the governor for fixing the state’s budget and for having an inspiring story as an Indian-American. Unfortunately though, the former MSNBC host couldn’t asking taking one liberal question of Haley as she suggested that the GOP has problems with women voters.