[Ed. – Yeah, Biden’s an expert on sexual abuse.]
During a live interview with former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday’s Today show, co-host Craig Melvin invited the former Judiciary Committee Chairman to advise the Senate on how to handle a potential hearing with Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. In his response, Biden was given free rein to blast Republicans for trying to “character assassinate” Clarence Thomas accuser Anita Hill and even compared the claims against Kavanaugh to a graphic movie rape scene.
“And I always say to men, they say why is it so hard? How about if you had been abused? You see the movie Deliverance, how about if you were the guy strapped to the tree, would you come forward? Would you want to relive that?”
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Melvin’s facial expression clearly showed he was taken aback by the reference to an explicit gay rape scene featured in the 1972 film. Biden insisted: “I’m serious, I’m deadly earnest.” Rather than push back on the extreme comment, Melvin simply moved on to wonder about Biden’s 2020 presidential ambitions.