A former aide to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE said former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE “has had a number of issues in using somewhat gendered language” toward his fellow candidates in the Democratic primary.
Jess McIntosh, a former director of communications for Clinton’s presidential campaign, told CNN Tuesday that Biden’s comments that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) had an “angry” opinion on policy with a “my way or the highway” attitude appeared gendered.
“When you call a woman angry, it’s pretty obvious how people are going to take that, and Joe Biden has had a number of issues in using somewhat gendered language when talking about his Democratic rivals,” she said.
“Joe Biden has had a number of issues in using somewhat gendered language when talking about his Democratic rivals,” says Jess McIntosh, former Dir. of Communications Outreach for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, on Biden’s recent skirmish with Elizabeth Warren. pic.twitter.com/3YGzOr4670
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McIntosh also called out Biden for saying during a debate that he helped Warren acquire votes to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying women across the country “recognized that moment from their own workplace lives.”
“This is not unfamiliar to us,” she said. “That’s why it’s a problem for Joe Biden.”
“We really need to see a nominee who gets it and continued comments like this over and over again really make us nervous,” she added.
The Hill reached out to Biden’s campaign for comment.
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ADVERTISEMENTWarren responded to Biden’s comments last week in a fundraising email with the subject, “I am angry and I own it.” The former vice president has denied that his comments about her were targeting her gender, saying “the strong women in my life are angry” but that “has nothing to do with it.”
Biden started his campaign with allegations that he improperly touched women without their consent breaking before he announced his candidacy. He joked about the controversy surrounding the allegations during a speech for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.