Women fed up with mansplaining, Sally Yates is your queen
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday, regarding the possible Russian interference with our election, the problematic length of time it took Trump’s team to take action against Michael Flynn, and the details surrounding her being fired by Trump.
Yates was fired for refusing to defend Trump’s travel ban — an executive order that banned refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. During three hours of grueling questions, Yates kept her amazing composure and repeatedly shut the men coming after her down. Twitter was loving it, and now Yates has become the face of all women who’ve ever had to deal with some epic mansplaining.
In a word, she was a badass. She proved just how well a woman performs under pressure and navigated the mansplaining like a pro. After all, a woman in her position has had a lot of practice.
Sally Yates handles condescending men so well you'd almost think she'd been doing it her whole life.
— Liana Maeby (@lianamaeby) May 8, 2017
Ted Cruz tried to get the best of Yates by mansplaining the statute he presumed she was in violation of when Trump fired her. She promptly shut him down, by referencing a more recent statute — basically making his point irrelevant. Because, badass.
What Sally Yates did to Ted Cruz yesterday was one for every woman who has ever been bullied/put down by an inadequate man. Like all of us!
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) May 9, 2017
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) May 9, 2017
This hearing wasn’t even supposed to be about the Muslim ban executive order. Cruz and other GOP senators were attempting to make an argument that Yates is not someone Trump would listen to, because they didn’t see eye-to-eye on policy. The only thing these men succeeded in doing was proving that Trump should’ve listened to her from the get-go, when she informed him Flynn could be compromised.
Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2nd. But if you want a sneak preview, watch Sally Yates' performance in front of the Senate.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) May 8, 2017
In case you missed Sally Yates responding to Ted Cruz yesterday, I'm reposting it here. pic.twitter.com/jyT6fMZzhQ
— Dab Aggin (@DabAggin) May 9, 2017
The look on her face yesterday was the look on the face of every woman who’s ever had to shut a mansplainer down. And it was perfection.
Resting bitch face game on point. Patriarchy, 0. Badass women, 1.