Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) was compelled to apologize at a town hall meeting in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Wednesday, after he called a female attendee “honey.”
Manchin was talking about Planned Parenthood and the Hyde Amendment, as both relate to the distribution of federal funds allotted to health care services rather than abortion services. After Manchin defined the Hyde Amendment, he was interrupted by a female attendee.
“It doesn’t, it doesn’t. It pays for their health care,” the woman yelled, referring to the money going to Planned Parenthood.
“I know, honey. I know. I understand,” Manchin replied.
While it is unclear what the attendees said following that response, unsettled murmuring could be heard among the crowd. This prompted Manchin to retract his comment. He tried to apologize, but was, once again interrupted by the same attendee.
“You said that to a pussy hat,” she said, as laughter broke out amongst the crowd.
Manchin apologized once more, and said that his grandfather had a habit of calling everyone “honey.”
“So I’m sorry. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way,” he added.
The “pussy hat” the lady was wearing, has become a popular accessory among a lot of women participating in anti-Trump movements.
Launched over Thanksgiving, the Pussyhat Project, is the creation of two friends and recreational knitters, architect Jayna Zweiman and screenwriter Krista Suh.
While it is unclear how anti-Trump movement supporters plan on taking this movement forward, what’s gotten quite clear in the last few weeks is that the surge in the number of Americans supporting Trump, especially after the missile strikes in Syria last week, is not going down very nicely in the left camp. Movements such as the Pussyhat Project have managed to gain absolutely no traction amongst the general public, and the frustration is now quite visible.
With regards to the healthcare reform package that the Trump administration now plans to introduce once again, it is now quite clear to analysts and experts that he had been right all along and Obamacare will in fact collapse under its own weight, sooner or later. Of course, this is, once again, not going down very well with the leftists.