McConnell: No, I don't want Equal Rights amended: 'I'm personally not a supporter' (VIDEO)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a press conference on Wednesday after the Senate voted to acquit President Trump - he was asked if he supported the Equal Rights Amendment. He simply said no.
For those unfamiliar with the amendment, its purpose is to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in matters of divorce, property, employment, and other matters.
How can you not be in favor of it?
REPORTER: The Equal Rights Amendment resolution from Sens. [Lisa] Murkowski and [Susan] Collins, to ratify that constitutional amendment, is that something you'd be open to putting on the floor?
MITCH MCCONNELL: To ratify what?
REPORTER: The Equal Rights Amendment.
MITCH MCCONNELL: Oh, I haven't thought about that. I'm personally not a supporter, but I haven't thought about it.
Some key facts on the ERA: an overwhelming majority of Americans support it. Congress actually passed it on March 22, 1972 and ever since then has been sent to the states for ratification. So far, only 30 states have voted in favor. In order to pass, 38 states in total will need to jump on board.