Rep. Mark Walker, the chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, described female members of the group as the committee’s “eye candy” during a press conference Tuesday morning.
“The accomplished men and women of the RSC. And women. If it wasn’t sexist, I would say the RSC eye candy, but we’ll leave that out of the record,” Walker said.
Walker, a pastor from North Carolina, is a second-term congressman who is serving his first term as chairman of the committee, which has nearly 160 conservative members — only 16 of whom are women.