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Potential Biden VP Picks Remain Silent on Sexual Assault Allegation


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Remember the Kavanaugh hearings?

We had to hear from scores and scores of liberal women, including representatives and senators, about how we need to “believe” all women and that every sexual assault allegation should be taken seriously.

It’s quickly unfolding, however, that many of those women treat allegations differently depending on who the accused is. Last month, it was announced that a former senate aide, Tara Reide, claims Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.

Both Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, senators on Joe Biden’s shortlist for a vice presidential pick, aggresively fought against Kavanaugh’s confirmation. When the shoe is on the other foot and Biden is the one facing allegations, they so far remain silent.

Fox News delivers the details on the senators’ silence:

A sexual assault allegation against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that was largely ignored in the mainstream media when it surfaced last month is starting to attract more attention, earning long stories in both The New York Times and Washington Post in recent days — but prominent Democrats continue to stay silent on the story, including most of the women who have been discussed as potential vice presidential picks.

The Biden campaign adamantly denies the allegation, as does a former staff member in Biden’s Senate office from the time of the alleged incident.

Fox News on Tuesday reached out to the offices of 16 of the women who have been speculated about as possible Democratic vice presidential nominees, including Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as well as Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and several others. None responded as of Wednesday morning.

Only three of the potential picks have commented publicly on the allegations, all this week. And they generally avoided commenting on the allegations directly.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., was asked about the allegations in an appearance on NPR Tuesday. She said women have the right to be heard and pointed to investigations by the media into the claims, while touting Biden’s past work on behalf of women.

“[I]n this case — and your listeners should look at the story — there was a thorough review by The New York Times. And I think that’s very important to have, especially involving public figures,” she said. “But I think when I look at — when I see Vice President Biden, someone I worked with, I see him on — a leader on domestic abuse — led the bill before people were even willing to talk about those horrific crimes and has really been a champion of abuses of power against women and has used his voice on the domestic abuse front in such a big way.”

Twitter so far has been a hotbed of criticism over the handling of the Biden allegations. Check out some of the responses so far:

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