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Well they say the US senate is -- club but you can't call the boys club anymore a record number of women are now serving in the senate only 44 women in the US history.
Have had that honor and there are twenty women right now who are senators.
With a nine of them chairing committees including a very influential ones like the appropriations and budget committees joining us now Monica Crowley.
Fox News contributor and the author of what the -- just happen.
Happy warriors guide to the great American comeback great to see you I am not talk about the changing of the guard in -- senate right now certainly it is a big.
Step forward and certainly.
Changes the tenor.
Of the way the senators run.
-- -- now we have twenty female senators -- 15 that the entire body in the US senate now women but they've still only two bathroom stalls and -- whenever it's true the female restrooms and there's always a long line of women.
What a lot of female senators say is yeah we're stuck in this line for the rest -- but that's where we get a lot of our deal making done and so on.
It's a very interesting dynamic only 44 women have ever served in the US senate twenty of whom are there right now.
I'll only four of whom are Republicans -- -- a conservative I'd love to see more conservative or Republican women in the senate in the house and in governorships.
But we have a really strong presence there and I think it's going to get.
Even greater -- across the board because in the past it used to be loved women Wear.
Deterred from running for office because of all of the the -- baggage that goes along with -- all of the sort of hoops you have to go through -- exposing your family to the press and press scrutiny.
Now I think a lot of women are kind of expecting that and saying OK I can handle it now she you're getting more and more women running at every level of government -- was also that was another women just had a hard time asking for money yeah fund -- yes and now I think more and more women are more comfortable with that idea.
And the more women who actually do it they pave the way for others to say you know what I can do that.
And what's great about that having more women in the senate right now as they choose to focus on legislation and that men don't often focus on like focusing on.
Issues about financial security for women after they retire and issues related to child care.
Some issues that are traditionally a female base like you just mentioned certainly south.
But nothing you've got a woman like Kelly I hot who's been at the forefront of the -- Ghazi.
Hearings and investigation she's joined with John McCain and Lindsey Graham and raising serious questions about that on the national security front.
Actually her presence there as a strong conservative voice have been -- and other security issues.
Has counterbalance Hillary Clinton's very strong voice when she was secretary of -- some very interesting what do you think -- it -- the men come away with from knowing that they are being watched very carefully by the women in the -- he cannot can no longer -- simply an old boy network yeah I think the dynamic there has changed to where they're dead the dead men who have served in that -- for a long time are now used to it you know they they tell stories women senators tell the story -- they first have gotten there.
-- somebody on the senate floor we'll say -- -- that this is this desk it's for senator you know Kelly I -- tells the story she turned around she said yes I am in the US senator yet.
But things are really changing now and the man now just I I think.
For the most part tend to look at their female colleagues as just colleagues not female colleagues -- just colleagues in the senate and going beyond the -- we're seeing women in governorships and that's making a big difference.
And states across the country us and especially very strong conservative -- female governors like Nikki Haley.
And does Susanna Martinez -- in New Mexico they're making big strides within the party than in the conservative movement.
And both of them were actually talked about as candidates for president so I think pretty singer I've given this trend we're gonna see -- female president would be nice to see that -- as a conservative -- hoping it's not Hillary Clinton but -- street I don't think absolutely it's not far away 2016 just around the -- think Monica all efficacy thank you thank you.
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