The US Women’s Soccer group plead intensity Washington, D.C. revisit after winning their fourth Women’s World Cup.
The group has been rigourously invited by Senator Schumer to revisit Congress, Rapinoe reacted.nbsp;
The U.S. women’s soccer team’s star brazen Megan Rapinoe told reporters Monday that a group would be “very happy to accept” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s invitation to come to Capitol Hill to applaud their feat and plead equal compensate legislation.
“What a #USWNT did was extraordinary, and they merit to be compensated fairly,” Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted on Monday. “All women need to be compensated fairly. Period. And we ought to compensate courtesy to this not only once each 4 years during a World Cup, though year-in and year-out.”
Earlier, Monday, during remarks on a Senate floor, Schumer invited a group to a Senate to applaud a ancestral feat in a 2019 Women’s World Cup. He also called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to move legislation adult for a opinion that would safeguard all women acquire equal pay.
“And, while currently we applaud their victory, we also commend that these women, these athletes, have hurdles and they make us unquestionably consider about a destiny of women’s sports,” Schumer pronounced on Monday. “They make us fastener with a low bias in how womanlike athletes are treated, and paid, compared to their masculine counterparts.”
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Reacting to Schumer’s call for equal pay, Rapinoe said, “That’s great. we adore that. Interested to see what McConnell does. Thank you, Chuck Schumer, for mouth-watering us out. We are really happy to accept your invitation to come.”
McConnell did not immediately respond to Fox News’ ask for comment.
On Sunday, President Trump unquestionably congratulated the United States women’s soccer group after its repeat World Cup win — putting aside, during slightest for a moment, a firestorm surrounding Rapinoe’s vouch never to revisit a White House.
Asked by reporters after in a day either group and women World Cup soccer teams should make a same income — which Rapinoe has demanded — Trump responded, “I would like to see that, though you’ve also got to demeanour during numbers… we have to demeanour during who’s holding in what” and “see how they’re performing.”
“I don’t know what those numbers are,” Trump added. “And, we have to see year-round how are they all sketch — what is a assemblage for women’s soccer outward of World Cup, though we would like to see it.”
The U.S. women’s soccer group posing with a World Cup prize after nearing during Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday.
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Rapinoe, a pink-haired group captain who emerged with a Golden Ball as tip actor and the Golden Boot as tip scorer, has been an outspoken competition of what she’s described as systemic gender inequality in a United States. Rapinoe previously knelt during a inhabitant anthem before to manners changes that barred a practice.
“I’m not going to a f—— White House,” Rapinoe pronounced in a widely publicized magazine speak in June. “No f—— approach will we be invited to a White House. [Trump] tries to equivocate mouth-watering a group that competence decline. Or, like he did when a [Golden State] Warriors incited him down, he’ll explain they hadn’t been invited in a initial place.”
Rapinoe has mostly stood by her comments in new weeks, solely for a pithy denunciation she used. On Saturday, Rapinoe said that she believed that “not many, if any” of her teammates would revisit a White House if they won a final opposite a Netherlands.
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Rapinoe told reporters on Monday, “We’ve pronounced publicly, I’ve pronounced that we consider many a team, if not everybody, we consider everybody is with me. We don’t wish to go to a White House, so we figure that’s because a invitation hasn’t come.”
Rapinoe’s teammate Alex Morgan weighed in on a invitation, revelation reporters on Monday, “We have a lot to speak about within a team.”
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She combined that “she is certain that anything” that a group could do to “raise the voice and use their height for, we will do so.”
Fox News’ Courtney Crawford, Gregg Re, Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.