Joe Biden can’t seem to make anybody happy these days.
CNN reports on what the former veep had to say about Vice President Pence during a speech at the University of Nebraska-Omaha – and the backlash to it:
Former Vice President Joe Biden responded to criticism Thursday after he called Vice President Mike Pence a “decent guy” during a speech in Omaha, a comment that frustrated some on the left because of Pence’s position on LGBTQ rights.
Biden’s comments about Pence came as he discussed foreign policy and how the international community had reacted to Pence during the vice president’s speech at the Munich Security Conference earlier in February.
“The fact of the matter is it was followed on by a guy who’s a decent guy, our vice president, who stood before this group of allies and leaders and said, ‘I’m here on behalf of President Trump,’ and there was dead silence. Dead silence,” Biden recounted Thursday at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
This did not sit well with “Sex in the City” actress and failed Democratic candidate for NY governor Cynthia Nixon, a lesbian, who angrily took to Twitter to criticize Biden:
.@JoeBiden you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader “a decent guy.”
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) February 28, 2019
Feeling sufficiently chastened, Biden walked back his comments in response:
You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on the world stage.
But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 28, 2019
And she tagged Biden’s wife on it. Wow. Talk about privilege and all?!
Anyway, Nixon probably isn’t aware that Biden and Pence have had a collegial relationship for a while now and talk once a month about various issues.
Or maybe her clap at Biden had a little something to do with the sting of him endorsing NY Gov. Cuomo over her in the Democratic gubernatorial primary last year.
Democrats must not say nice things about any Trump administration Republican official. Ever. Even if they really mean it.
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