During her nearly two terms as a U.S. senator, the median salary for women in Hillary Clinton’s office was much less than the median salary for men.
As first reported by the Washington Free Beacon’s Brent Scher, women in Clinton’s office earned 72 cents to the dollar that men earned. That’s even less than the oft-cited (and highly misleading) 77-cent figure for all working women in the United States.
The suggestion that Clinton was somehow discriminating against women is “a ridiculous proposition,” says the presumed 2016 presidential candidate’s spokesman Nick Merrill.
“A majority of her Senate staff were women,” Merrill told the Washington Examiner in an e-mail. “Women held most of the senior-most positions — including her Chief of Staff. Four of the five highest paid positions in her office were held by women.”
He added: “If the American workforce looked more like Senator Clinton’s staff, we would be in far better shape on this issue, one that she’s been a fierce advocate for throughout her entire career.”