Barbara Bush Responds to Hilary Rosen's Comments About Ann Romney, Says 'I'm Sorry She Took a Knock at Those Who Chose to Stay at Home'
Last night, Hilary Rosen made some controversial remarks about Ann Romney and stay-at-home moms, saying, Romney had “never worked a day in her life.” Ann Romney fired back this morning on America’s Newsroom saying that motherhood is the most important job. Now, Hilary Rosen has issued an apology to Ann Romney, saying, her words “were poorly chosen.”
Former First Lady Barbara Bush, who also chose to be a stay-at-home mom, weighed in on today’s America Live, saying, “Raising five boys that are hardworking, decent, honest children is not a bad thing.” She added that she doesn’t think people are very understanding of the fact that Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and had breast cancer.
“Raising five boys is a handful, trust me,” Bush said. “Raising George Walker was not easy.”
The former first lady explained that there are many choices in life and said that if you stay at home and raise five great children, “It’s worth the trip and I respect her a lot.”
She made it clear that she is not critical of Hilary Rosen’s comments, but said, “I’m just sorry she took a knock at those of us who chose to … and were able to stay home and take care of their children.”