Catherine Baker Knoll blames 'women hater' comment on 'getting caught up in the Clinton campaign atmosphere'

Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll lashed out at county executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl during a rally for Hillary Clinton at Market Square Monday afternoon saying "these two men can't stand women." The comment came after Onorato didn't know Knoll wanted to speak at the rally, so he bypassed her and introduced former President Bill Clinton instead.

Afterward, Knoll said her remarks had been taken out of context. "That thing about how they 'can't stand women,' it's just something we say in the Clinton campaign, that's all," she sighed and rolled her eyes. "You know, like in your office if a guy does something you don't like, you might say, 'I disagree with you on that.' Well, in the Clinton campaign, if a guy does something we disagree with, it's like, 'Hey, you must hate women. You're a misogynist -- a sexist, woman-hating pig.' It's just a figure of speech. Like if someone supports Obama, they hate women, you know? I mean, what's the big deal? I can't understand why everybody's making a federal case out of it."

Dan Onoroto explained that the Lt. Governor's remarks were inaccurate. "The fact of the matter is, we love women -- it's her we can't stand."