There’s never a shortage of stories about a male politician getting in trouble for sexual misadventures, but how often do read about women in that situation. Are they just too busy?
According to Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, they are too busy doing their jobs to cheat.
And Roberts, whose mother, Lindy Boggs, was the first woman to represent the state of Louisiana in Congress, tells NPR’s Michel Martin that you don’t see a lot of scandals among these women because “they take care of their families and take care of business.”
During the panel discussion, Roberts says, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has an 18-month-old baby, echoed Hutchison’s statement.
“Sen. Gillibrand says, ‘You’re in the middle of diapers and bottles and bills and votes and markups, how could you possibly think about doing anything else?’ ” Roberts recalls.