Michael Avenatti said Monday that any Democratic presidential nominee for 2020 would need to commit to a gender-balanced Cabinet with equal parts men and women.
“Every nominee for the Dem party in 2020 must commit to a gender balanced cabinet — 50% women/men. The lack of female cabinet members over the years is a disgrace. The time has come. No more excuses,” Avenatti posted to Twitter Monday.
Every nominee for the Dem party in 2020 must commit to a gender balanced cabinet - 50% women/men. The lack of female cabinet members over the years is a disgrace. The time has come. No more excuses. #Basta— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 29, 2018
The lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump received backlash for his comments last week saying that the presidential candidate for 2020 should be a white male.
“I think it better be a white male,” Avenatti said, referencing the candidate to take on Trump in 2020. “When you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight. Should they carry more weight? Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.”
Avenatti has floated his interest in running for president in 2020, but has not definitively stated whether he would make a run for the White House against Trump in the next presidential election.
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