Hmm. So apparently for Nancy Pelosi, questions of sexual assault are like questions about global warming. The debate on either subject is closed when she says it’s closed.
That was established in an interview the House Speaker gave MSNBC’s Ari Melber in which he asked whether she considered the topic of Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden were a “closed issue.”
“Well, it is for me,” a grinning Pelosi responded, adding:
I have said I am proud to support Joe Biden for president. I believe him when he says it didn’t happen. But I also believed him when he said, ‘Let them look into the records.’ And that’s what they should do.
— The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC (@TheBeatWithAri) May 6, 2020
Pelosi went on to clarify how “closed” the issue was, declaring she would no longer answer questions on the topic.
“But I’m not going to answer this question again,” she told Melber. “I will just say, I have every confidence that Joe Biden will be a great president of the United States.”
- Reade’s accusations have been vastly more corroborated than anything Democrats dredged up against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
- Pelosi is pushing the notion that Biden has been transparent by asking for a release of documents, knowing full well that Senate Secretary Julie Adams has already issued a statement saying that “the secretary has no discretion to disclose” the information requested.
Here's a mashup of Nancy Pelosi responding to a question about Tara Reade compared to how she handled Christine Blasey Ford.
You'll know which ones are which. pic.twitter.com/2BB37WFK0i
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 30, 2020
Remember when Democrats were supposedly champions of women? — warriors in the “War on Women”? When they were so supportive of women that they dragged Mitt Romney over the coals for his “binders full of women” remark?
That’s all done with evidently — at least until the next time a woman accuses a Republican running for high office of having looked at her the wrong way.
Pelosi is not alone in lining up behind the accused man without so much as a probe of the allegations against him. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also dismissed the accusations of sexual assault against Biden, saying his denial was “credible and convincing.” Warren was one of two senators and former 2020 presidential hopefuls whom whose campaign Reade took her case to, according to Axios. The other was Kamala Harris, who grilled Brett Kavanaugh over similar allegations in 2018 before claiming his accuser had “told her [sic] truth.”
“I tried to reach out to them, yes,” Reade said during her interview with Megyn Kelly, noting, “Kamala Harris is my representative, so I tried to reach out to her in particular for help, like I wanted to get a safe place to tell what happened.”
And “how” safe a place was Harris’s confidence? “We have no record of any request,” Sabrina Singh, a senior advisor to Harris, told Axios.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession