House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added her name to the list of high-profile Democrats who announced their support for Joe Biden for the party’s presidential nomination Monday, even though he has a credible allegation of sexual assault that has come to light.
The Democrats are suspiciously quiet about accusations from former Biden aid Tara Reade, who worked for the former Vice President when he was a senator from Delaware. In fact, Pelosi’s dismissive comments on the claim are in stark contrast to her extremely vocal opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 for a seat on the Supreme Court after he was accused of sexual assault.
At the time, Pelosi accused Senate Republicans of seeking to cover up any past misconduct by Kavanaugh by limiting an FBI investigation into the twenty-year-old allegations against him. Pelosi was also very vocal with her support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault during his youth. Blasey Ford offered testimony that included no substantiating evidence beyond a vague recollection of a house party she attended as a teenager. Nevertheless, it was all Pelosi and other Democrat elites said they needed to hear.
“Courageous women risked their safety and well-being to speak truth about this nomination,” Pelosi said when the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh’s nomination. “Senate Republicans chose to send a clear message to all women: do not speak out, and if you do – do not expect to be heard, believed or respected.”
Pelosi also announced at that time that she intended to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the “transcripts of interviews, instructions from the White House, and any communications to the FBI from Senate Republicans regarding the scope of the investigation” – saying that these documents were “important to set the record straight.”
Pelosi, as well as many top Democrats have either not commented on or downplayed the claim by Reade of the attack in 1993, and Biden’s campaign obviously denies the harsh accusation.
Denial and deflection seem to be the preferred method of operation by the Democrats. The only thing that has been said by Pelosi about the sexual assault accusations against Biden was on April 17 of this year when she told MSNBC that she is satisfied with Biden’s denial of the sexual assault claims.
“Yes, I am,” she said. “I am very much involved in this issue. I always want to give the opportunity that women deserve to be heard. I am satisfied with his answer, yes,” Pelosi said.
It is to be noted that there has been no comment from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democratic National Committee, nor any of the women Biden is said to be considering as a vice presidential pick, which indirectly speaks volumes as to how these people operate and the hypocrisy involved.