First of all, it's a state senator. Who really cares?
Second of all, his constant saying of "it's the statistics" was stupid. His interpretations are not in the statistics.
Third of all, disingenuous parsing of his words is disingenuous. While he said it very poorly, and said it in ways which can be considered offensive, it doesn't change the fact his general point is not necessarily wrong. He said it in a terrible way, but for anyone to deny society historically (and presently) expects far more from the man than the woman, in terms of work and pay, is to simply deny reality.