Republicans are fighting back a day after Joe Biden slammed red states that had dared to reopen their economies after almost a year of brutal lockdowns as ‘Neanderthals.’
Senator Josh Hawley slammed Biden for his remark, pointing out that it stood in stark contrast to his previous rhetoric in which he claimed he wanted to ‘unite’ Americans.
As Fox News reports:
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., slammed President Joe Biden’s criticism of “Neanderthal thinking” by red states who have dropped mask mandates, arguing it goes against Biden’s past calls for unity in the country.
During a Thursday appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Hawley criticized Biden’s past rhetoric against people that disagree with him politically and urged the president to follow the science in regards to whether or not mask mandates are necessary at this point in the pandemic.
“What a uniter Joe Biden is. You know this is Mr. Unity. And yet if you disagree with him, you’re a Neanderthal. This is a guy who’s also called people who disagree with him Nazis. It is unbelievable,” said Hawley.
Additionally, Hawley criticized Biden’s coronavirus stimulus bill for not putting a larger sum of money towards vaccine distribution while designating funds for things like “abortion providers” and “environmental justice.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn joined Hawley in calling out Biden during an appearance on Fox Buisness in which she pointed out that being a ‘Neanderthal’ wasn’t necessarily a bad thing: