Where are those binders of women when you need them?


On Tuesday night, The Rachel Maddow Show reported on the 19 white men chosen to lead House committees—but there are actually 21 committees Speaker John Boehner needs to fill chair seats for, and there are two spots left open: the Committee on House Administration and the House Ethics Committee.

“It’s not over yet,” outgoing Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told The Hill Wednesday, indicating that a woman could take a chairmanship in the 113th Congress.

But as Rachel Maddow pointed out on her show Wednesday night, it is actually over: the binder of representatives that Boehner has to look through for the two committees doesn’t contain any women. Oops.