White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took to social media on Monday to spike the football over the confirmation of CIA director Gina Haspel, ridiculing Democratic lawmakers who opposed her nomination.
“Historic day for our country: swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel, the first woman ever to serve as CIA director,” Sanders wrote. “Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration.”
Historic day for our country: swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel, the first woman ever to serve as CIA director. Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) May 21, 2018
Haspel, the first woman to lead the agency, was confirmed Friday by a vote of 54 to 45, but not without stiff resistance from Democrats concerned about her role in the enhanced interrogation program under President George W. Bush.
Sanders tweet rubbing Haspel’s confirmation in the face of “hypocrite” Democrats was consistent with the tone President Trump displayed Monday during swearing-in ceremonies.
“It took courage for her to say yes in the face of a lot of very negative politics and what was supposed to be a negative vote,” Trump said. “But I’ll tell you, when you testified before the committee, it was over.”
The president said Monday “no one in this country is better qualified” for the role than Haspel.
And while Sanders’ Twitter feed is a mine field of left-wing hate, there was plenty of support for calling Democrats out for their hypocrisy.
Here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter:
Some of the most vocal critics of feminism in history have been women. https://t.co/ExdiS5PHoW
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) May 21, 2018
Love Sarah..always courageous https://t.co/ZecxCj0GXE
— wy89sher (@wy89sher) May 21, 2018
Hey @CNN & rest of the lame stream media. While you were obsessed with worn out porn stars we now have a woman at the head of theses Fed agencies & offices
— Dr. Snoop Bailey (@realsnoopbailey) May 21, 2018
Congrats to Gina! U Libs can’t handle it?
— Michele?????? (@theMichele526) May 21, 2018
Women, Feminists, Journalists. Why aren’t you in the streets wearing pussy hats and dressed in giant pink vaginas shouting this accomplishment to the skies?! Oh that’s right. You’re hypocrites and liars.
— Steve ?Mudflap ?McGrew ? Dragon Energy ? (@stevemcgrew) May 21, 2018
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