🚨 POLL: Do the Dems have double standards for people accused of sexual assault?
The nine possible candidates for the Vice President position in the Democratic Party were all in the Senate in 2018 when Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was muddied by accusations of sexual assault, according to Fox News.
All nine U.S. Senators condemned Kavanaugh and called for the accuser’s claims to be investigated.
Now, Joe Biden’s campaign is gaining surmountable information with a developing accusation of sexual assault from the 1990s.
Most of the Senators have not commented on the allegation at all, and those who have downplayed it considerably.
Tara Reade who came forward last year with allegations of sexual assault by Joe Biden back in 1993, when she worked for his office.
Reade’s story has resurfaced earlier this year, with more serious claims of Biden’s inappropriate touching, claiming that he “penetrated me with his fingers and he was kissing me at the same time and he was saying some things to me.”
Biden’s campaign has denied the claims.
“What is clear about this claim: it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen,” Kate Bedingfield said.
Let us never forget what courage looks like. pic.twitter.com/2bRD8s8sda
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 15, 2019
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Here’s what the senators who voted against Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018 had to say then, compared to what they’re saying now:
2018: “Republicans want to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and they will ignore, suppress, or shout down any inconvenient facts that might give the American people pause about this nomination.”
2020: Fox News has reached out to Warren for comment multiple times on the Tara Reade allegations, including on Wednesday. She has not responded.
2018: “She was so graceful and so dignified, went through every question you could imagine… What she was doing was basically laying out the fact that you have so well articulated during the show, is that she actually has talked about this in the past, she said it to a therapist, her husband had remembered the name Brett Kavanaugh, she has with some detail remembered the assault.”
2020: Fox News reached out for comment, but received no response.
2018: “Ours was not a search to determine whether a crime occurred. Ours was not a search to determine whether we had enough facts to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime had occurred. No, ours was an investigation to figure out enough about what happened to determine if Brett Kavanaugh is fit to serve on the highest court in our land.”
2020: “First of all, I have spent the bulk of my career fighting against abuse of women and children and for empowerment of women and children and all people. Listen, this woman has a right to tell her story and I believe that and I believe Joe Biden believes that, too. I’ve spent my whole career fighting like you said, Joe, to give women a voice and this brings up I think a bigger structural issue frankly, which is that women must be able to speak without fear of retaliation.”
2018: “I believe Dr. Blasey Ford. Here’s why I believe her: She’s risked everything – her own safety – to come out on the record to say Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.”
2020: “No, and I stand by Vice President Biden. He has devoted his life to supporting women and he has vehemently denied this allegation.”
The full exchange between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and the reporter asking about Tara Reade's allegations: pic.twitter.com/W7pKFvsjBu
— Jonathan Easley (@JonEasley) April 28, 2020
More from Fox News:
2018: “She was so graceful and so dignified, went through every question you could imagine… What she was doing was basically laying out the fact that you have so well articulated during the show, is that she actually has talked about this in the past, she said it to a therapist, her husband had remembered the name Brett Kavanaugh, she has with some detail remembered the assault. And all she’s asked is that the FBI figure out when Mark Judge was working at this Safeway when she saw him later because that would help her get the exact date.” – Sept. 27, 2018 to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow 2020:
“[I]n this case — and your listeners should look at the story — there was a thorough review by The New York Times. And I think that’s very important to have, especially involving public figures. But I think when I look at — when I see Vice President Biden, someone I worked with, I see him on — a leader on domestic abuse — led the bill before people were even willing to talk about those horrific crimes and has really been a champion of abuses of power against women and has used his voice on the domestic abuse front in such a big way.” – April 14, 2020 to NPR
Fox News reached out to Klobuchar for comment after the “Larry King Live” video resurfaced, which occurred after the interview with NPR, but did not receive a response.