Fox host Martha MacCallum: Campaign for new $20 bill shouldn’t be a ‘woman thing’
Fox News host Martha MacCallum scoffed at the idea of putting a woman on the $20 bill on Wednesday, suggesting to colleague Bill O’Reilly that men were unfairly excluded from consideration, Media Matters reported.
“To me, there are presidents on our dollars, OK? And two founding fathers,” she said. “I would like them to petition men or women ideas. I don’t like it being a ‘woman thing.'”
“There’s not a specific woman that you want to see on the $20,” O’Reilly asked her. When she said, “No,” the Factor host sarcastically suggested putting Madonna on the bill.
“Yes, she’s so deserving,” MacCallum replied.
“She’s a ‘material girl,'” O’Reilly argued. “It’s in context.”
As the Washington Post reported earlier in the day, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced a bill that would require the creation of a “panel of citizens” on the part of the Treasury to discuss removing former President Andrew Jackson (D) from the bill.
A grassroots campaign, Women on 20s, is inviting supporters to choose between four finalists — Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, abolitionist and suffragist Harriet Tubman, and former First Lady and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt — that were selected from among 15 initial choices.
“I don’t know if we should be politically correct with the money,” O’Reilly fretted on Wednesday.
Watch footage from the discussion, as posted by Media Matters on Wednesday, below.