In a rare display of temerity, a leading GOP lawmaker made a joke about “Botox Nancy” — and then, being a Republican, he caved.
In the aftermath of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi‘s demonstrably rude behavior Tuesday on the House floor while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., cracked a joke at a private fundraiser about how many times Pelosi, 74, has had plastic surgery.
“Saddened by the insult” of Netanyahu’s address, Pelosi claimed to be “near tears” while he spoke.
“Did you see Nancy Pelosi on the floor,” Graham reportedly said, according to one person who attended. “Complete disgust. If you can get through all the surgeries, there’s disgust.”
Being a feckless Republican, Graham naturally apologized for the joke when asked about it by Fox News host Bret Baier, who flashed the comment on the screen.
“I don’t know exactly what I said, but I will assume that that is accurate and apologize because two wrongs don’t make a right,” Graham said.
Those tasked with setting up Hillary Clinton’s quest to be the first female president in U.S. history quickly jumped on the opportunity to accuse Graham of sexism — presumably, the left is unaware that men also have plastic surgery.
A revelation that RedState contributor Ben Howe seemed to touch on, as seen on Twitter:
I’m confused why it’s “sexist” to make a joke about Pelosi having plastic surgery? And please don’t mistake this as defense of Grahamnesty.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) March 4, 2015
Nevertheless, when on a mission to establish a preferred narrative, liberals are not to be dissuaded by reality. Here are a few samples of the responses to Graham’s remark:
Misogynist asshat … Lindsey Graham makes breathtakingly sexist jab at Nancy Pelosi http://t.co/uI3cnHawE8
— TheRittenbergReport (@TheRReport) March 3, 2015
Pelosi was 1st female House Speaker, while Lindsey Graham is a 1st class sexist pig.
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) March 3, 2015
Lindsey Graham just took a cheap, sexist shot at Nancy Pelosi http://t.co/zjSsJyksVv
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) March 4, 2015
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) March 3, 2015
In a surprise to absolutely no one, Senator Lindsey Graham acts like a petty sexist dickhead. http://t.co/Uic34ReHJz
— Mere Smith (@EvilGalProds) March 3, 2015
Take it easy on Lindsey Graham, guys. Just because he says sexist and racist things all the time doesn’t mean he believes them. Right.
— Josh Nelson (@josh_nelson) March 3, 2015
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