- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Carly Fiorina fired back Wednesday at nationally syndicated radio host Steve Deace, after he accused her of going “full vagina” in her opening remarks at Tuesday night’s GOP primary debate.

“I have been tested,” Mrs. Fiorina said in her opening statement Tuesday in Las Vegas. “I have beaten breast cancer. 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.”

“Wow … Fiorina goes full vagina right away,” Mr. Deace, a conservative pundit and Ted Cruz supporter, tweeted to his 20,000 followers Tuesday night.

Speaking Wednesday night with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Mrs. Fiorina called Mr. Deace’s comment “inexplicable.”

“I’ve been called the B-word, so now I guess I’m going to be called the V-word,” she said. “What’s amazing to me is I told an American story last night in my opening comments. I told my story, just like every other candidate has told their story. So it’s inexplicable to me why this major surrogate of Ted Cruz thought that was playing the ‘V’ card. But the more important point is this, this gentleman is more than a radio show talk host. He is a major surrogate for Ted Cruz and a major endorser, and this is why Ted Cruz cannot possibly beat Hillary Clinton. … Ted Cruz relies on him to speak for him. In fact, he was speaking for Ted Cruz last night. So, this is the Cruz campaign, and I think we need to be realistic about what we’re going to face with Hillary Clinton.”

Mr. Deace apologized for the tweet Wednesday night after getting an earful from his wife, but called Mrs. Fiorina’s link to Mr. Cruz “intellectually dishonest.”

“Amy Deace tells me while on point about Carly and gender card I was too vulgar and need to apologize. And my wife is ALWAYS right. So I do,” he wrote.

“My tweet last night was vulgar and stupid, which is why @amydeace scolded me for it. But its intellectually dishonest to link it to Cruz,” he added.

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