Jennifer Boylan, who is part of Caitlyn Jenner's inner circle on her E! reality series I Am Cait, said this week that Jenner “thinks she can win Republicans over” on women's issues.

At a Television Critics Association panel on I Am Cait, Jenner, a Republican, was asked why she doesn't just “support the party that supports women and women's rights?”

“Well, I really don't want to heavily get into politics, because, certainly, we have enough politics going on in the United States right now,” Jenner answered. “But as I tell the girls, it's kind of good. If the Republicans haven't been very good on this issue – which I agree, they haven't been.”

“Certainly the Democrats have been better on this issue. Isn't it good that they have an ally, somebody on the team that can go in there and maybe change their minds? That's a good thing. That's kind of the way I look at it,” she added.

Boylan, an author and transgender rights activist, responded: “She thinks she can win them over. We [transgender women] are not one voice and, oh my God, some of us are Republicans. For now.”

Jenner's politics are also expected to come up during the upcoming second season of I Am Cait. A trailer for the show released last week shows Jenner being questioned on several issues, including marriage equality.