Fox News reporter Jesse Watters has some explaining to do — at least to single ladies.
Watters referred to single women as “Beyoncé Voters” Tuesday and then argued that they are forced to depend on government checks because they’re unable to “depend on their husbands.”
Watters made the statement after the network’s daytime news show “Outnumbered” played a clip from a speech that Hillary Clinton gave Monday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The speech was extremely critical of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and Watters chimed in with an interpretation of his own.
“Having access to contraception is not in the Constitution. [Clinton] is dead wrong about that,” he says in the clip. “And Hillary Clinton, I’m not surprised, this is her bread and butter, this is how she’s going to try to win the White House.”
While Watters’ take on the situation is open for debate, it’s hardly incendiary. He then made a comment about single women in general, however, which might land him in hotter water with some women.
“She needs the single ladies vote — I call them the Beyonce voters, the ‘Single Ladies’ — Obama won the single ladies by 76 percent last time. And they made up about a quarter of the electorate,” Watters says. “They depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands.”
Watters hasn’t yet clarified his stance via social media, but the TV commentator did proudly retweet a story about how police kicked him out of a National Organization for Women’s Conference on Monday, after allegedly asking a female attendee to feel his bicep.