…from the Huffington Post…
Biden on Wednesday criticized some GOP governors’ decisions to end mask mandates as “Neanderthal thinking” that would set the nation back in its battle against COVID-19. The comment struck a nerve with apparent Neanderthal defenders, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), who characterized the homonids as a family-values species. Neanderthals are also famously extinct.
During their show on Friday, the co-hosts of “The View” weighed in. Joy Behar quipped that Biden’s comment may have been a ruse to get Republicans to admit evolution exists. Sunny Hostin slammed the faux outrage as “pearl clutching” — particularly in light of former President Donald Trump’s relentless, appalling insults “debasing and degrading people.”
But McCain was apparently very offended by Biden’s comment.
“You guys can laugh and say ‘Oh, it’s a joke,’ whatever, but Republicans across the country already feel like people on the left think they’re dumb rednecks. They’re just stupid deplorables in baskets,” she said, referring to Hillary Clinton’s comments about Trump supporters during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“It’s going to help Republicans be more tribal and think that we’re just deplorable Neanderthals, the left has no place for us, so there’s no unity whatsoever,” McCain added.