Biden: House GOP Are ‘Neanderthal Crowd’
Vice president Joe Biden called House Republicans Neanderthals for not initially supporting the Violence Against Women Act’s reauthorization, a bill that he originally introduced in 1993.
Biden admonished “this sort of Neanderthal crowd” of House Republicans who opposed the version of the VAWA passed by the Senate. He said that he thinks he “understand[s] the Senate better than any man or woman who’s ever served in there” but couldn’t wrap his head around “the idea we still had to fight” for its reauthorization in Congress.
Republicans eventually voted to reauthorize it in February of this year after taking issue with a handful of provisions in the Senate’s version.