[Ed. – Doctor in the house]
A Maryland Democrat running for Congress decried the lack of female doctors in the House and promised to tackle widespread “mansplaining” on healthcare if elected.
Nadia Hashimi, a pediatrician and author, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination to replace Rep. John Delaney, D-Md. Delaney is leaving his seat to run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
In her first official 30-second ad announcing her campaign for Maryland’s 6th District, Hashimi says Congress has “too many multimillionaires and politicians ‘mansplaining’ health care.”
“Is there a female doctor in the house?” the ad’s narrator asks. The camera cuts to what is apparently her home. “There is in this house.” The ad then shows a picture of U.S. Capitol, with the narrator saying there are “zero female doctors” in this house.
Hashimi said, if elected, she will protect Planned Parenthood, combat opioid addiction, ban assault weapons and fight for affordable healthcare and prescription drugs.
According to The Washington Post, Hashimi disclosed that she earned over $350,000 last year and has over $1 million in investments. Her husband, a neurosurgeon, earned over $680,000 last year.