Connolly Slams GOP, Male Religious Leaders

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    Gerry Connolly made me proud yesterday when he denounced a GOP hearing being used to politicize President Obama’s compromise on contraception coverage for women employees of religious groups. The panel called to testify before Darrell Issa’s oversight committee consisted only of five men, one a Catholic bishop. Connolly called the hearing exactly what it was, “a sham,” a blatant attempt to turn women’s health into metaphorical red meat for consumption by the far right of the GOP.