Senator Capito reacts to Congress takeover by women


Women made history Tuesday night winning more seats in Congress than ever before.

In recent years, women have never held more than 84 of the 435 seats in the House.

But on Tuesday, 98 women won seats, shattering the record.

7News caught up with Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the historic night.

As the first woman senator for West Virginia, Captio said she’s thrilled to see this change.

She believes it’s only the beginning.

“I think our country realizes that we need good, strong women leaders to make decisions and forge compromise. Half of our population, over half really, are women, so we’ve got new women leadership to mirror that. I think we’re going to have an all time high of 118 and counting,” Capito said.

This year, 10 female senators were not up for re-election, which means at least 121 women will serve in the 116th Congress staring in January.

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