Former Vice President Joe Biden pointed fingers at a few prominent conservative titans Saturday when asked how we found ourselves in the midst of a now two-week government shutdown. He suggested radio host Rush Limbaugh is partly to blame, as well as a certain conservative firebrand he didn't name, but instead offered the following dismissive description.
Joe Biden: "Republicans overwhelmingly voted to keep the government open. Then Rush Limbaugh and the conservative blonde woman says he’s losing his base, and so he’s changed his mind." https://t.co/3MurfQeQII pic.twitter.com/2p6OWjDnKn— The Hill (@thehill) January 5, 2019
"The conservative blonde woman," as Biden affectionately called her, is presumably Ann Coulter. Coulter has been passionate about getting a border wall built for years now - and she's let President Trump know he needs to make it his top priority. Just take a look at her Twitter page.
Will feminist groups speak up and demand an apology from Biden for the (some would say sexist) comment? We shall see. Until then some social media users sounded off.
I like you Mr. Biden but naming Limbaugh by name and calling Coulter ‘the conservative blonde woman’ is misogynist and dismissive of the clear influence she still has in politics. Please do better.— Holly Campbell (@alliday2) January 5, 2019
Was this not a sexist comment?— Jared Bell ???? (@jaredadairbell) January 5, 2019
Regardless of who's to blame for the shutdown, President Trump set up a committee this weekend to try and hammer out a solution on border security. Vice President Mike Pence, who led the discussions, posted a sneak peek on Twitter.
Productive discussion w/ Congressional leadership staff at @WhiteHouse. @SecNielsen gave a full presentation on crisis along Southern Border. We reaffirmed @POTUS’ commitment to secure the border, build the wall, keep Americans safe & reopen gov’t. Discussions continue tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/C7k9Sg8guY— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 5, 2019