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Fox News Host Makes Blistering Remark About ‘Beyoncé Voters'

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A Fox News host had a lot to say about Hillary Clinton's view on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision -- and he skewered single ladies in the process.

During a segment for Fox's "Outnumbered" Tuesday, Jesse Watters attempted to unpack the former secretary of state's comments on Monday's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, which found that closely held companies can deny employees birth control coverage on religious grounds. Clinton had called the ruling “deeply disturbing.”

"It’s very troubling that a sales clerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception," Clinton said at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Monday.

Watters said the potential presidential candidate needs "the Beyoncé vote" in order to make it to the White House. He also said women's issues, like access to contraception, are Clinton's bread and butter.

"I call them the Beyoncé vote because of 'Single Ladies,'” he said, as shown in the video above. “Obama won single ladies by 76 percent last time, and they made up a quarter of the electorate. [Single women] depend on government because they're not depending on their husbands. They need contraception, health care and they love to talk about equal pay.”

But he didn't stop there.

Watters also said Clinton was "acting like Hobby Lobby all of a sudden is telling these women that work for them to wear a burka or something like that. It’s like if someone said my boss is not buying me a gun, he’s denying me my Second Amendment rights. Having access to contraception is not in the Constitution, she’s dead wrong about that."

Watters apparently has a history of making rather bizarre statements about women's issues.

Over the weekend, Watters exchanged some strange words with attendees of a National Organization for Women (NOW) conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before being kicked out of the conference for not having proper press credentials, the Fox News host reportedly asked some participants: "Have you ever been wounded in the war on women?"