Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that women who are mothers have the “worrying gene.”
Clinton, who is making women’s issues a central component of her campaign, revealed some of her thoughts on female genetics in a Mother’s Day speech in Grafton, West Virginia on May 11, 2008.
“Judging from the mothers I meet across our country, I’ve come to believe that hard work, determination and resiliency are encoded in our DNA,” Clinton said. “We know we have the ‘worrying’ gene. We know we have the ‘put your coat on because it’s cold outside’ gene. Well, we also have the ‘stand up and fight for what you believe in’ gene.”