Joe Biden’s deputy chief of staff, Jen O’Malley Dillon, came under fire from the Republican Party after she called GOP lawmakers “a bunch of f—ers” in an interview.
She also said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is “terrible” and this is as Biden is trying to call for mutual respect and unity.
The leaks came fast and furious with some reports saying Biden was pissed and that she would need to apologize to the GOP Senators. That would be a sight to see.
Enter Hillary Clinton to shoot down that idea. She said:
“People who stood by Donald Trump for the last four years are now claiming to be offended that a Democratic campaign manager used a curse word? I don’t think so.”
From The Hill:
Biden spokeswoman and incoming White House communications director Kate Bedingfield on Wednesday also defended O’Malley Dillon, writing in a tweet, “so @jomalleydillon would be the first to tell you her mom doesn’t approve of the spicy language, but I would be the first to tell you that the point she was making in this conversation with @GlennonDoyle is spot on: unity and healing are possible — and we can get things done.”
During the Glamour interview, O’Malley Dillon defended Biden from criticism within his own party over his insistence that Republicans would warm to the idea of working with him.
“In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’ I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f—ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that,” she told Glennon Doyle.
O’Malley Dillon continued, saying that the former vice president, “Set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too.”
People who stood by Donald Trump for the last four years are now claiming to be offended that a Democratic campaign manager used a curse word? I don't think so.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 17, 2020
-Over 300,000 Americans have died from COVID
-Millions have lots jobs
-Millions have slipped into poverty & unemployment benefits are set to expire
THIS DOES NOT MATTER ?
Scoop: Jen O'Malley Dillon's "f*cker" quote under fire – Axios https://t.co/RjE84WWbeE
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) December 17, 2020