GOP Senate candidate Courtland Sykes, the man who claims women should be “traditional homemakers,” loses in Missouri.
Sykes lost his bid for the party nomination to Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley. Republican Hawley will now face Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race that may decide which party will control the U.S. Senate.
Sykes made headlines earlier this year after remarks he made concerning women went viral. Sykes, a fervent Trump supporter who billed himself as “MAGA’s Boldest All-Republican Warrior,” articulated his ultra-conservative position on women’s rights in a statement posted to Facebook, a statement which Sykes has since deleted.
I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six. One that she (his fiance) fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives.
The GOP senate candidate said he didn’t want daughters to grow up as:
career obsessed banshees who forgo home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils…
In his statement the Republican candidate also complained about “the non-stop feminization campaign against manhood” and “gender-bending word games by a goofy nest of drugstore academics.”
The candidate said he supports women’s rights, while showing that he has no respect for women, and a bizarre, misogynistic, and outdated notion of “natural womanhood,” declaring:
I support women’s rights, but not the kind that has suppressed natural womanhood for five long decades.
In addition to his “traditional family values,” Sykes also has a strong disdain for female politicians who happen to be Democrats.
In another controversial Facebook post captioned “Democrats dressing for the jobs they want,” Sykes juxtaposes images of three prominent Democratic women with three cartoon villains:
- Hillary Clinton , 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, and Maleficent (villain in “Sleeping Beauty”)
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Maleficent (same as above, but in the form of a dragon)
- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Ursula (villain in “The Little Mermaid”).
Bottom line: GOP Senate candidate Courtland Sykes, the man who attacked female politicians and argued that women should be “traditional homemakers,” lost his bid to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate.
(Portions of this post were previously published here)