FOX19 - A female supporter shot back at Ohio Gov. John Kasich after he said women "left their kitchens" to help him campaign for public office.
Kasich reminisced about what he called the "early days" of running for state senate in 1978 at a town hall in Fairfax, Virginia Monday.
When he took to the audience for questions, a supporter was quick to call out the comment.
"First off, I want to say your comment earlier about the women came out the kitchen to support you? I'll come to support you, but I won't be coming out of the kitchen," she said.
"I gotcha, I gotcha," Kasich responded.
Criticism of Kasich's "kitchen" remark quickly spread across the internet. A spokesperson released a statement clarifying Kasich's stance and calling the hasty backlash "desperate politics." The statement reads:
About 1,000 people attended the presidential candidate's town hall.
The Virginia campaign stops come two days after a weak performance in South Carolina and a day after the governor signed a bill into law cutting off state funding to Planned Parenthood.