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“Let us never forget what courage looks like.”
Words directly from Amy Klobuchar’s twitter in September 2019 when referring to Christine Blasey Ford.
United States Senator and former Democrat presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar now appears to have had a change of heart when it comes to sexual assault allegations.
Of course, that change of heart comes as a Democrat, Joe Biden, has become the face of sexual assault allegations from Tara Reade. Sources indicate Klobuchar stands on Biden’s shortlist of potential Vice President picks.
Naturally, with a carrot like Vice President dangled in front of her, Senator Klobuchar has been playing defense for Biden.
In fact, during an interview with NPR, Klobuchar touted the fact that Biden worked on domestic abuse legislation as a reason he couldn’t possible have sexually assaulted a woman.
Translated, she’s basically stating that a liberal Democrat has a natural defense against sexual assault allegations. Republicans, of course, aren’t allowed to use this as a defense, based on Klobuchar’s treatment of Justice Kavanaugh while he was a Supreme Court nominee.
Here’s an excerpt from the NPR interview where Klobuchar peddles her ridiculous defense of Biden:
CHANG: If I may, I want to turn now to a woman named Tara Reade. She has accused Biden of sexual assault. These allegations have been reported by The New York Times and the Washington Post among others. Biden’s campaign has adamantly denied her allegations, but I want to ask you. You are a former prosecutor. What more do you need to know?
KLOBUCHAR: Well, I actually thought that – and I agree with Vice President Biden about this – that all women in these cases have the right to be hurt and have their claims thoroughly reviewed. And in 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. 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. I know that because I worked with him on it.
CHANG: Yes, Vice President Biden has championed himself as a women’s rights advocate. This is the first presidential election in the #MeToo era. Do you feel that Democrats as a whole are having enough of a conversation about Tara Reade’s allegations currently?
KLOBUCHAR: Well, I think that, again, people believe in evidence. And I think you can look at that article in The New York Times, and they thoroughly interviewed dozens of people. They thoroughly interviewed dozens of people who was – were working directly at that time. I think what Democrats are focused on – and I know. I led the bill on better rules in the Senate for reporting of sexual harassment, holding members accountable, so I know a lot about this. And I think what we should all be focused on is stopping abuses of power, getting to the truth. And Vice President Biden has supported that work that I did and others did in the Senate to change the rules.
Compare her NPR interview to statements she made during the Kavanaugh hearings. Then, Klobuchar claimed the Republicans were “hiding” something.
She also implored the FBI to investigate Blasey Ford’s claims.
Watch her completely different standard for Kavanaugh back in 2019 here:
Will Klobuchar call for the FBI to investigate Tara Reade's allegations against Biden?
Don't hold your breath waiting.
Twitter quickly blasted Klobuchar for her pathetic defense of Biden. Check out some of the tweets:
Of course, Klobuchar's probably trying to cozy up to Biden because she wants badly to be his VP pick. That probably makes it much easier for her to look the other way and not practice the mantra "believe all women."
The Wall Street Journal further detailed Klobuchar's silence, along with silence from many other prominent female politicians, regarding Reade's accusations:
Prominent Democrats, including some women thought to be on Joe Biden’s running-mate shortlist, have lined up behind the former vice president in the month since Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, made public an allegation he sexually assaulted her once in the 1990s.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams all have said that they respect women making such allegations and take them seriously. But they haven’t wavered in their support for Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, whose campaign has strongly denied the allegations.
For the most part, Democrats haven’t voiced their opinions on the accuracy of Ms. Reade’s claims. Instead, they have attested to the longtime lawmaker’s character and policy efforts. California Rep. Ro Khanna, a co-chairman of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, said President Obama had assessed his former No. 2, and “for me, that’s the ultimate vetting.” Mr. Sanders endorsed Mr. Biden on April 13, after suspending his campaign a week earlier.
For her part, Ms Reade said she has been deflated by the lack of reaction over the past month, feeling that she has little support even from #MeToo advocates. Still, she says, she has no regrets about telling her story.
“I can’t get restorative justice, but I wanted to further the sexual-harassment conversation, particularly about how powerful men can use the system,” she said.