Pundit Sorry for Saying Fiorina Went 'Full Vagina’

Conservative radio host Steve Deace walks back debate comment
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2015 10:16 PM CST
Updated Dec 16, 2015 12:30 AM CST
Carly Fiorina responds to a question from debate moderator Wolf Blitzer.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

(Newser) – In her opening statement at Tuesday's debate, Carly Fiorina made the case that she has been tested as a leader, notes Mediaite. "I have beaten breast cancer," she said. "I have buried a child. I started as a secretary. I fought my way to the top of corporate America while being called every b-word in the book." All of which prompted conservative radio host Steve Deace to declare via Twitter, "Wow...Fiorina goes full vagina right away."

Deace immediately began taking flak for the statement, and he initially defended it. It's "disgusting" that Fiorina made her opening remarks "all about her gender," he wrote. But then his wife, Amy, weighed in. She "tells me while on point about Carly and gender card I was too vulgar and need to apologize," he tweeted. "And my wife is ALWAYS right. So I do." Politico calls Deace influential among Iowa conservatives and notes that he has endorsed Ted Cruz. (Read more Carly Fiorina 2016 stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |