Missouri Republican U.S. Senate primary candidate Courtland Sykes slammed "radical feminists" for their "nasty, snake-filled" minds in response to a question on women's rights this week.
"I want to come home to a home cooked dinner at six every night, one that she [Sykes' fiancee] fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughter learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives — think Norman Rockwell here, and Gloria Steinem be damned," Sykes said in a statement responding to the question of his views on women's rights, according to a statement posted to his campaign Facebook page on Tuesday.
Sykes said he doesn't want his daughters to grow up to be "career obsessed banshees who forego home life ... to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils who shriek from the tops of a thousand tall buildings."
The Senate candidate used the statement to also bash former presidential Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton multiple times, calling her personal life "a wreckage" that has "modern women" turning back to traditionalism.
On his campaign website, Sykes calls himself the "America First" candidate who pledges to fulfill President Trump's agenda.
"President Trump started a movement. America First. Now globalists are sabotaging this movement. ... There is no reason he has to fight this battle against globalists and Big Government alone," Sykes said on SykesforSenate2018.com.
Sykes came under criticism earlier this week for a Facebook post that compared female Democrats to Disney villains. In the post, Hillary Clinton is paired with "Sleeping Beauty" villain Maleficent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with Maleficent in dragon form, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., as "The Little Mermaid" villain Ursula.
McCaskill is considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election this year. Gaffes by her last Republican challenger, former Rep. Todd Akin, helped her win six years ago.
But Sykes faces an uphill battle for the Republican senatorial nomination, as Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is heavily favored in the primary.