Schumer: Biden Denies Sex-assault Allegations. That’s Good Enough For Me.
Written by R. Cort Kirkwood
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has joined the long list of Democrats who dismiss Tara Reade’s sex-assault allegation against Joe Biden as nonsense and announced his support for the presumptive Democreat nominee for president.
Biden’s flimsy “I-didn’t-do-it” is good enough for Schumer, who also joined the long list of Democrats who retailed false allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings in 2018.
Kavanaugh was guilty, Schumer averred, because multiple corroborating witnesses backed the account of Christine Blasey Ford, a pro-abortion, pro-Hillary Clinton college professor.
But Biden is not guilty, Schumer claims, despite multiple corroborating witnesses who back Tara Reade, a pro-abortion, pro-Biden, former aide to the candidate.
Schumer on Reade
“The Senate minority leader’s comments continue a pattern of top Democrats standing by the former vice president amid claims from a former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, who alleges that Biden sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s,” Politico reported. “Biden has repeatedly denied Reade’s claims, and his allies in Congress aren’t wavering in their support.”
Those allies include Schumer:
“Before the #MeToo movement, women were not listened to who were telling what had happened to them. Since #MeToo, women are listened to,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in response to a question about whether he believes Reade’s allegations.
“Now I’ve heard Joe Biden’s explanation. I think it’s sufficient,” Schumer continued. “I think he will be a great candidate. I think he will be a great president. And I think he will help us take back the Senate.”
Apropos of Schumer’s comments on Kavanaugh, Politico reported, Reade’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, observed the obvious: “Schumer’s comment is absolutely nonsensical as Biden hasn’t provided any explanation. Is Schumer simply accepting Biden’s blanket denial? Seems like a complete double standard.”
Schumer on Kavanaugh
Double standard is an understatement.
From the moment President Trump nominated Kavanaugh, leftist Schumer opposed him for one reason: abortion.
“In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block,” the pro-infanticide senator said at the time. “His own writings make clear that he would rule against reproductive rights and freedoms, and that he would welcome challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.”
Then appeared Ford with evidence-free sex-assault allegations against Kavanaugh, followed by Julie Swetnick and her crooked attorney, Michael Avenatti, who lodged the preposterous allegation that the nominee participated in weekend gang-rape parties in high school.
“Given the latest allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Republicans need to immediately suspend the proceedings related to his nomination, and the president must order the FBI to reopen the background check investigation,” Schumer tweeted.
There are now multiple, corroborated allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, made under the penalty of perjury, all of which deserve a thorough investigation.
I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations.
If our Republican colleagues proceed without an investigation, it would be a travesty for the honor of the Supreme Court and our country.
After Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October, Schumer continued.
“Anyone watching Dr. Blasey Ford saw a credible, courageous woman who elected to relive the worst night of her life because she felt a civic duty to come forward,” Schumer tweeted.
On the floor of the Senate, Schumer offered this assessment of the professor: “Dr. Ford came forward and won America’s hearts. Our Republican colleagues were upset because that might derail their headlong rush to put Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.”
Now, with Reade, who says Biden pinned her against a wall and assaulted her, Schumer is satisfied with Biden’s thin declaration of innocence.
The difference between Reade and Ford and Swetnick: Reade’s witnesses back her account, and her claims are not cosmically ridiculous.
And beyond the assault claim, Reade’s claims of sexual harassment comport with those of other women.
Despite all that, in this case, Schumer does not believe the woman.
R. Cort Kirkwood is a long-time contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.