Don’t believe me?

Challenge accepted. 

The Republican Party is stronger than ever as it stands behind President Trump and is reaching high heights with what FFL has frequently called “looking forward but keeping an eye on tradition.” 

Conservative and Republican women are leading this newest movement in the political world. 

For the first time in history, half of President Trump’s National Security Council are women.

Half of President Trump’s staff are women. 

Look no further than current Chair of the Republican Party, Ronna McDaniel.

Gina Haspel, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is the first woman in history to hold that position.

Secretary Elaine Chao was the first Asian-American woman to be appointed to the President’s Cabinet (under President George W. Bush) and the first woman to hold a Cabinet position in two different administrations. 

Kellyanne Conway was the first female Presidential campaign manager to ever win an election.

Joni Ernst is the first female elected to Senate from Iowa.

Marsha Blackburn is the first female ever elected to the Senate from the state of Tennessee.

Shelley Moore-Capito is the first female ever elected to the Senate from the state of West Virginia and is the first Republican Senator from West Virginia to serve a full term since 1942.

Cindy Hyde-Smith is the first female Senator from Mississippi and although she was appointed, her election win this year would mean she is the first elected female Senator from the state.

At the time of her first election, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She currently is the youngest Republican woman ever elected to Congress. In addition, she is supporting the Republican women who come after her by helping to elect more Republican women to United States Congress. 

Kim Reynolds is the first woman to become governor in Iowa.

Kristi Noem is the first woman to become governor in South Dakota.

Kay Ivey is the first Republican woman to become governor in Alabama.

Jeanette Núñez is the first Latina Lieutenant Governor in Florida history and is also the highest ranking Hispanic female public-servant in the state’s history.

Janice McGeachin is Idaho’s first female Lieutenant Governor. 

And this is just a glimpse of the women in office right now. Let’s look back on some of the great role models for conservative women.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female Supreme Court Justice in history.

Former United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, was the first female governor of South Carolina and was the youngest governor at the time that she served. Haley was the first Asian-American female governor and the first-ever Indian-American to serve on any President’s Cabinet.

Condoleeza Rice was the first African-American Secretary of State and the first woman to serve as the National Security Advisor. 

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to ever be elected to Congress and she served the state of Montana as their representative from 1917-1919 and 1941-1943.

Mia Love from Utah was the first African-American female Republican to ever serve in Congress.

Kay Orr was the first female governor to be elected and serve in Nebraska.

Susana Martinez of New Mexico was the first female governor of New Mexico and the first Hispanic female governor in the United States.

Clare Boothe Luce was the first American woman to be appointed to a major ambassadorship.

If this doesn’t satisfy you, then maybe the fact that a record number of Republican women are running for office and these women aren’t holding back. We are seeing more and more of them showing their powerful voices in ads and across social media. Even if they all don’t win, these women have shown that Republican women are a force to be reckoned with. 

More Republican women are running now because conservative women are tired of hearing that their gender must be associated with a certain party, that they can’t think for themselves, or that they are somehow indebted to the Democratic party. 

Newsflash: Identity politics are dead and conservative women are digging the grave. 

This isn’t some fad or short-lived happening; this is the future.

Conservative women are the life of the party.

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Caroline C.
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