Republicans’ dangerous ‘weaponization’ of Tara Reade’s allegation against Joe Biden

Republicans’ dangerous ‘weaponization’ of Tara Reade’s allegation against Joe Biden
Christine Blasey Ford, Tara Reade (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – It’s hard to imagine more lopsidedly partisan article on the topic. Among other things, the author conveniently ignores the fact that Democrats lined up lockstep behind Christine Blasey Ford despite her haziness on the details and lack of a single corroborating witness. Was that not ‘weaponization’ of the allegation against Kavanaugh?]

The issue of alleged sexual impropriety by a prominent political figure has resurfaced, this time in an allegation against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.

This harkens back to two years ago, when several women came forward to accuse Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and to four years ago, when more than a dozen women accused President Trump of sexual misconduct and assault.

But that is where the similarities end.

Republicans will undoubtedly try to paint Democrats as “Me Too” hypocrites. But nothing is more dangerous to women’s welfare than Republican attempts to weaponize this issue.

Although Biden’s critics will try to equate the allegations, they are really quite different.

Biden and his campaign have faced and dealt with the accusations from former Senate staffer Tara Reade head-on and in an unequivocal manner.

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