Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made “herstory” when they appeared behind President Joe Biden on Wednesday during his first address to Congress.
The reaction Journalists and liberal commentators thrilled at the unprecedented sight of two women flanking the president on the dais.
But some contrarians on Twitter felt differently.
Journalist Sharyl Attkisson was bothered that Harris and Pelosi’s faces were covered while Biden’s was not.
Ben Domenech, the founder of The Federalist, was among those who said no one should be wearing masks at the event, which was attended by some 200 vaccinated and socially distanced U.S. officials.
Meanwhile, Reason editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown got a “Handmaid’s Tale” vibe from the scene — with Harris and Pelosi reminding her of the female sex slaves in the TV series about a male-dominated American Christian theocracy.
Another user said the Democratic women had the “same energy” as classic TV sitcom characters “The Golden Girls.”
Chuck Ross, a reporter at the Daily Caller News Foundation, was reminded of the 1994 comedy film “Dumb and Dumber.”
Biden, for his part, started his speech by acknowledging that feminist history was in the making.
- After introducing “Madam Speaker” and “Madam Vice President,” he said, “No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time.”