Megyn Kelly mocks Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon's call for unity with Republicans 'f***ers'
The Biden campaign manager lashed out at Republicans during an interview, saying she believed in unity but added: 'I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f***ers'
Jen O'Malley Dillon, who served as Joe Biden's 2020 campaign manager and is now his prospective deputy chief of staff, lashed out at Republicans during an interview, saying she believed in unity but added: “I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f***ers.”
Former Fox News anchor and current podcaster Megyn Kelly responded to O'Malley Dillon by mocking her claims of wanting unity. "Unite, you f*ckers!" she commented.
The Biden campaign manager told Glamour magazine in an interview published Tuesday that she and the president-elect believed in working with those on the opposite side of the aisle despite any differences. "I also think, as in love, compromise is a good thing," she said. "The atmosphere in the world now is like, "Oh, if you compromise, you don’t believe in something.” No, it’s: I believe in it so much that I’m going to work to find a path we can both go down together. That feels to me like the heart of relationships and love and success across the board."
O'Malley Dillon asserted that Biden was able to connect with people over his "sense of unity." "In the primary, people would mock him, like, 'You think you can work with Republicans?' I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f***ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that," she continued. "From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too."
O'Malley Dillon had served as the campaign manager for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s short-lived presidential campaign before heading up the Biden campaign. In October 2019, O'Rourke threatened religious organizations during a conversation with CNN's Don Lemon, The Daily Wire reported.
"Congressman, I want to ask you a question. This is from your LGBTQ plan, and here’s what you write. This is a quote," Lemon began. "Freedom of religion is a fundamental right but it should not be used to discriminate. Do you think religious institutions, like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?"
O'Rourke responded, "Yes," sparking a major backlash that forced him to tweak his messaging slightly. “Anyone can believe what they want — but organizations that discriminate when they provide public services should not be tax-exempt," the then-presidential hopeful tweeted.
Considering, O'Malley has also echoed O'Rourke's stance on stripping religious entities of their tax protection, also calling for adoption agencies to be punished if they didn't follow those rules. "If a religious organization discriminates based on sexual orientation or gender identity when delivering public services, they shouldn’t be tax-exempt. But if a religious organization simply does not ‘believe’ in same-sex marriage, Beto won’t challenge their tax-exempt status," she tweeted at the time. "So, for example, an adoption agency run by a religious organization that denies the adoption application of a same-sex couple solely because they oppose gay marriage, would lose their tax-exempt status. A church that declines to marry a same-sex couple would not," she added.
So, for example, an adoption agency run by a religious organization that denies the adoption application of a same-sex couple solely because they oppose gay marriage, would lose their tax-exempt status. A church that declines to marry a same sex couple would not.— Jen O'Malley Dillon (@jomalleydillon) October 13, 2019