In another bizarre moment, President Joe Biden recently declared that “more than half the women in my administration are women.” According to Fox News, Biden made the gaffe Thursday while marking the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
BIDEN: “More than half the women in my administration are women.” pic.twitter.com/VAM3Udb3fx
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 2, 2023
“He’s not entirely wrong”
Biden’s remarks resulted in mockery online, with conservative digital strategist Greg Price saying, “In Biden’s defense, he’s not entirely wrong,” while tweeting out an image of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Admiral Rachel L. Levine, who is transgender.
In Biden’s defense, he’s not entirely wrong pic.twitter.com/Z8zcgCIRzU
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 2, 2023
Townhall columnist Philip Holloway quipped, “I completely agree with the President here. More than half the women in his administration are women. He’s apparently not sure about the rest of the women in his administration.”
I completely agree with the President here
More than half the women in his administration are women
He’s apparently not sure about the rest of the women in his administrationpic.twitter.com/c8Om4sI6T5
— Philip Holloway ✈️ (@PhilHollowayEsq) February 2, 2023
“Is he a biologist?”
Senate Conservatives executive director asked, “How does Biden know they’re women? Is he a biologist?” Those words were likely a reference to remarks made by Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s response when she was asked during her confirmation hearing last year to define the word “woman.”
“Can I provide a definition? No, I can’t,” Brown-Jackson said according to Fox News. She added, “Not in this context, I’m not a biologist.”
How does Biden know they’re women? Is he a biologist? https://t.co/BAMSLuGJOQ
— Mary Vought (@MaryVought) February 2, 2023
Nate Madden serves as a strategic advisor to Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy and he remarked, “Given what Dems now believe about ‘women’ …. this might actually be statistically accurate ….”
Given what Dems now believe about “women” …. this might actually be statistically accurate …. https://t.co/vAoC04za9P
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) February 2, 2023
President complains that the U.S. lags when it comes to women in the workforce
Fox News noted how the president lamented that the United States has fallen behind other countries when it comes to the number of working women.
“Well, 30 years ago, we ranked number six, number six among advanced economies that share women in the workforce. Know where we rank today? Nineteenth. Nineteenth. This is the United States of America for God’s sake,” he complained.
“Women are 50% of our population, slightly more than 51%, more than 50% of our population. We can’t reach our full economic potential leaving half the workforce behind,” Biden added.