Iowa congressman Tom Latham seemed to think so, as the House Republican reacted with a laugh and a quip on Monday morning when he and conservative radio show host Jan Mickelson were discussing the Ryan budget and the "Nuns on the Bus" tour that is highlighting the gap between the GOP plans and Catholic teaching:
MICKELSON: There’s a bus full of nuns headed towards Washington to lobby against the Ryan plan. Do you guys, do you have any power to pull the Nuns on the Bus over and pistol whip them?
LATHAM: It’s always fun to be on your show. [Laughs]
Okay, so pistol whipping isn't exactly a "war" on women. More like a police action. But this probably isn't the kind of rhetoric the Republicans need at this point.
Or maybe the sisters need to pack heat?