Statement: "The Washoe County Republican Party would like to make it abundantly clear that the guest that made the controversial statement last Thursday on Coversations from the Capital radio program is not affliated with the WCRP in any way nor does he live in the Washoe County."
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has canceled a fundraising appearance for Washoe County Republicans after the party chairman and other leaders suggested women in the workplace have contributed to social ills.
The Las Vegas Sun on Monday reports the Republican governor has backed out of the Nov. 18 fundraiser because of the comments that could be deemed offensive to women.
During a radio show last week, Washoe GOP chairman Tom Taber and vice chairman Tom Dickman led a discussion with local conservatives about women in the workplace.
They talked about the biological role of women as bearers and nurturers of children. Panelists suggested that women pursuing careers may lead to increased learning disabilities in children and delinquency.
Sandoval's campaign manager confirms Sandoval canceled his appearance because of the comments
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