Virginia House Speaker To Female Activist: Do I Need To Use Littler Words? [VIDEO]

Of course the Republican party respects women in the workplace. They just better not ask too many questions.

The Washington Post reports:

After a news conference Thursday, Howell (R-Stafford) lashed out at Anna Scholl, executive director of ProgressVA, which released a report about the American Legislative Exchange Councils influence in Virginia in January.

I guess Im not speaking in little enough words for you to understand, Howell said as reporters watched.

Im a smart girl … I think words with multiple syllables would be just fine for me, Scholl retorted.

Watch the exchange below.


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Samantha Richardson

This lady sure put him in his place. What a scumbag.

Mike and Janis B.
Janis B5 years ago

What a pathetic excuse for manhood this mysogynistic moron is.

michelle B.

Wow..what a jerk w/ a huge vocabulary!

Dennis Warren

I think it was she who needed to use "littler" words, since he doesn't seem to understand what the word "inaccuracy" means. And he is a repugnant POS who works for her as an elected representative, and his demeaning attitude is symptomatic of the entire rethug/teahadist party. Hope she decides to run against him and uses this video as a campaign ad.

Catherine M.
Catherine M.5 years ago

Got him!! You go girl!!!!!!!

Robert Tedders
Robert T5 years ago

@Beth C.: AGREED. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Andrew Carvin
Andrew Carvin5 years ago

Vote Democrat
The Republicans' destructive social policies ENSURE there will be UNESCESSARRY SUFFERING AND DEATH.

The Republicans dehumanize their victims like rapists, and use evil social policy to callously murder the non-rich.

The Republicans know this, and actively CHOOSE to cause UNESCESSARRY SUFFERING AND DEATH.

A vote for the Republican party might as well be rape and murder by proxy.

The Democrats on the other hand have made good on some of their promises despite Republican barriers, and continue to advocate for the middle/poor classes against the Republicans' wishes.


Geynell Eskite
Geynell Eskite5 years ago

To Jim C.- Just to clarify... Progressives don't lack respect for Sarah Palin because she's a woman. We lack respect for her because she's an imbecile. She couldn't put together a coherent thought at gunpoint. The woman babbles. Facts are alien to her. When nearly every statement she made was ludicrous (and usually erroneous) she got called on it, just like any male would be. Conversely, Republicans present Bill after Bill, and statement after statement that disparage and disrespect the intelligence and humanity of women as a whole. Howell is a condescending prig. (A condition which sadly, is shared by far too many of his compatriots).

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B5 years ago

He wondered if he should "use littler words" not "less sophisticated" "simpler" or even "shorter". He sounds about six years old.

Emilia M.
Emilia M5 years ago

She gave hime a good response! Good for her for putting him in his place!