A CNN correspondent was accused Wednesday of “outrageous sexism” after he suggested that Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s success was based on her marriage.
CNN climate correspondent Bill Weir’s comment came after the Georgia Republican tweeted that she had “lived the American dream. I went from the farm to the Fortune 500.”
“I want Georgians to have the same freedom & opportunities I had,” Ms. Loeffler said in a Wednesday post. “And it won’t be possible if we go down the road to socialism.”
Mr. Weir responded with a sarcastic tweet: “Good news, Georgia! If you live on a farm, you now qualify to marry the Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange!”
He referred to her 2004 marriage to Jeffrey Sprecher, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange. Ms. Loeffler joined Intercontinental Exchange in 2002 after stints with Citibank, William Blair & Company, and the Crossroads Group.
Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, accused the