Apparently confident that the mainstream media will do their job and protect Joe Biden from the consequences of a sexual assault allegation in the #MeToo era, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she was pretty much finished answering questions about the matter.
In an appearance with Ari Melber of MSNBC, Pelosi was asked about Biden’s denial that he ever assaulted former staffer Tara Reade in 1993.
“Now that he has given that answer, do you view this as a closed issue, what is your response?” asked Melber.
“Well it is for me!” Pelosi replied. “I said I am proud to support Joe Biden for president. I believe him when he said it didn’t happen, but I also believe him when he said let them look into the record, and that’s what they should do. But I’m not going to answer this question again.
“I will just say I have every confidence that Joe Biden will be a great president of the United States,” she continued. “Not only because of the person of integrity that he is, but the person of vision that he is for just some of the things you talked about. About healthcare for all Americans, about job security, about the kitchen table issues that he’s so familiar with in his own family, when his father lost his own job.”
Putting the finishing touches on her irrelevant screed, Pelosi explained: “Joe Biden is Joe.”
Ah. That sounds an awful lot like “boys will be boys,” does it not?
Also, why would Biden’s denial close the issue for Pelosi? Did she consider the Kavanaugh matter closed when the Supreme Court nominee denied having anything to do with Christine Blasey Ford?
No. In fact, after Republicans questioned Blasey Ford during the Senate confirmation hearings, Pelosi made it clear that this was just another shot in the War on Women.
“With their conduct yesterday, Republicans sent an unmistakable message to women and girls everywhere: if you come forward to share an experience of sexual assault, you will not be believed or respected,” she said at the time. “Survivors should be supported when they come forward without the fear of threats or further trauma. House Democrats are proud to support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and we are determined to continue to fight For The People to ensure that every woman will be heard and respected.”
Every woman, Nancy?
Sure about that?