The Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel to head the CIA. She succeeds Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and will be the first female to hold the position.
Click on “Continue Reading” to see other notable accomplishments in the Republican’s alleged “War on Women.”
- Shirley Temple Black: Republican President Gerald Ford appointed her the first female Chief of Protocol.
- Sandra Day O’Connor: The first female on the U.S. Supreme Court was appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan.
- Elizabeth Dole: Former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole was the first female to have served in two different Cabinet positions in two different administrations. She was appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan as Secretary of Transportation in 1983, and was the Secretary of Labor during the tenure of Republican President George H. W. Bush—Reagan’s successor.
- Condoleeza Rice: Republican President George W. Bush appointed Rice National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first female to serve in that position. In his second term, he appointed her Secretary of State. In that post, she was the second female and the second African-American, but the first female African America.
- Ann Veneman: Republican President George W. Bush made her the first female to serve in the post of Secretary of Agriculture.
- Kellyanne Conway: Republican President Trump’s campaign director was the first female to run a successful presidential campaign.
One of the greatest successes of Trump’s first year in office has been the empowerment of women. The liberal media gives him zero credit for this, but the list of females he has appointed to high power posts is impressive.
Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation
Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force
Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President
Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education
Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer
Neomi Rao, Regulation Czar
Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Heather Brand, Associate Attorney General
Kelly Sadler, Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach
Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Communications Advisor
Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President
Hope Hicks, Communications Director
Jessica Ditto, Deputy Director of Communications
Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser
Adding to the diversity, many of these women are also members of ethnic minorities, often being the first generation born in the U.S. These include Nikki Haley, Jovita Carranza, Naomi Rao, Seema Verma, and Mercedes Schlapp. And, of course, President Trump’s first lady is a naturalized citizen who was born and raised in Slovenia, then worked as a model for many years in Milan and Paris, before coming to Manhattan.