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‘Could you be more misogynistic?’ Pelosi’s daughter calls out New York Times for ‘#EverydaySexism’ over photo of speaker’s heels The daughter of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the New York Times after the outlet appended what she called a “sexist” cover photo, only showing the speaker’s “calves and heels,” to a critical opinion piece.

“Hey could you be any more misogynistic than to portray the female House Speaker with a photo of her calves and heels? #EverydaySexism,” the speaker’s daughter, Christine Pelosi, tweeted on Monday, singling out Times editor Dean Baquet.

The supposedly misogynist photo featured alongside an op-ed questioning Pelosi’s role in the impeachment probe raging in Washington, arguing that because the speaker of the House is next in line for the Oval Office behind the vice president, Pelosi faces a potential conflict of interest.

Pelosi supporters were out in force to condemn both the cover photo and the article it adorned, with one user the op-ed as “ridiculous” and “infuriating,” while another backer added “outrageous piece of trash” to the heap of insults.

Others, even those loath to give off the appearance of defending the Times, didn’t see the big deal however, with some that the photo represents “power” instead of weakness.

Pelosi became the first female house speaker in 2007, and reclaimed the position again in 2018 after the Democrats took the House majority.

In late September, she announced a probe to weigh articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump over his dealings with a foreign leader, for which she has since become a vocal advocate, following an abrupt about-face on the issue.

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