In resurfaced video, Biden says no need to prove case against Kavanaugh beyond ‘reasonable doubt’

In resurfaced video, Biden says no need to prove case against Kavanaugh beyond ‘reasonable doubt’
Joe Biden (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – A future debate question in the making]

Past remarks made by former Vice President Joe Biden continue to haunt the Democrats’ presumptive White House nominee in the wake of the 1993 sexual-assault allegation made by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade.

The Washington Free Beacon released a montage of prominent Democrats who all argued that the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 was a “job interview” instead of a trial, suggesting that the presumption of innocence did not apply to him when he fought allegations of sexual misconduct.

Included in that montage was Biden from a 2019 interview on “The View,” in which he discussed his treatment of Anita Hill during the 1991 confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which he headed as the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman. Biden tied it to the Kavanaugh confirmation in the 2019 interview.

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