Speaking Friday in Philadelphia Vice-President Biden said, “Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists.”
“The vice president, known for speaking his mind and at times putting his foot in his mouth, said that Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists.
“In setting up his comparison, the vice president explained to the audience that before the Violence Against Women Act that he championed was passed into law, ‘there was this attitude in our society of blaming the victim,’ according to a press pool account of the event.
“’When a woman got raped, blame her because she was wearing a skirt too short, she looked the wrong way or she wasn’t home in time to make the dinner,’ Biden said
Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, issued the following statement in reaction to Biden’s comment:
“Vice President Joe Biden is proof that success doesn’t necessarily guarantee class. His remarks on Friday using the issue of rape for political points is beyond tasteless; it’s downright ignorant. To be clear, women in America overwhelmingly support bold efforts to cut government spending and to repay the $14 Trillion that has been stolen from our children and grandchildren. The national debt and America’s solvency threaten our families and we demand that our national leaders stop their childish antics and get down to the business of saving our country.”
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