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GOP Sen. Blackburn Defends ‘Neanderthal Thinking’: Actually, They ‘Are Resilient’

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It was really just a matter of time before Republicans tried to turn around President Joe Biden’s “Neanderthal thinking” criticism and embrace it as an honorific.

During a Thursday morning appearance on the Fox Business Network, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) suggested the president’s recent comments—aimed at Texas and Mississippi for shedding their statewide mask mandates—should be seen as a compliment.

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves—both Republicans—announced that besides repealing their statewide mask mandates, they would reopen their states “100 percent” and lift all capacity limits.

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