Apparently black liberal females are immune from criticism.
A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers’ comments were racist and sexist.
“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.
So if an administration engages in an obvious cover-up and the people involved are either 1) minority or 2) female, then nobody is allowed to ask questions. How dare “they” pick on these people!
Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation’s top diplomat if President Barack Obama chooses her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The two vowed to block any Senate confirmation if she is nominated.
The House women, a majority of them Africa-American, lashed out at McCain and Graham and demanded that they retract their criticism.
“To batter this woman because they don’t feel they have the ability to batter President Obama is something we the women are not going to stand by and watch,” said Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis. “Their feckless and reckless speculation is unworthy of their offices as senators.”
Batter this woman? Batter her? Really?
Said Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.: “We will not allow a brilliant public servant’s record to be mugged to cut off her consideration to be secretary of state.”
Well, Rice could simply clear all this up by telling us who altered the CIA report saying this was a terrorist attack and who ordered who to make the false claim it was a YouTube video. But she won’t, and we guess we’re supposed to just shut up.
I notice how this story ignores the fact a female senator is one of the most vocal critics of Rice. Why is that?