It’s been absolutely sickening to hear the crickets through the silence from all of the #MeToo “advocates.”
Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren – the list goes on and on.
But not Stacey Abrams. She actually appeared on CNN with Don Lemon and addressed Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden. Too bad she spent the entire interview in defense of Biden.
Don Lemon even asked her if she was applying a different standard to Biden than what she held Brett Kavanaugh to. Her response?
“Not at all.”
Here’s the details from Fox News on the interview:
Former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams denied on Tuesday that she applied a double standard to sexual assault allegations brought against former Vice President Joe Biden and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Her comments came during an interview with CNN anchor Don Lemon, who asked Abrams about a tweet she previously posted about one of Kavanaugh’s accusers. Abrams had tweeted in 2018 that it was shameful for the Senate to rush Kavanaugh’s nomination and that survivors of violence “deserve to be supported and to have their voices heard.”
“Are you applying a different standard now?” Lemon asked. “Not at all,” Abrams responded, before saying that Tara Reade, Biden’s accuser, deserved to be heard.
“I believed then and I believe now that women deserve to be heard because too often they are not, and Tara Reade deserved to have her story listened to and investigated. What was happening to Christine Blasey Ford was that there was no investigation — there was a rush to move the conversation forward so that no investigation was conducted,” Abrams said.
“I believe Joe Biden,” she said, citing The New York Times’ and other reports.
Abrams’ comments came just after Business Insider published a story in which one of Reade’s neighbors corroborated her sexual assault allegation. One of Reade’s former colleagues also recalled how the former Senate staffer complained about a former boss assaulting her.
Abrams, who has touted herself as an “excellent” running mate, was the only suspected vice presidential pick to respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on that report and the allegations in general.
You can watch Abrams’ full appearance on CNN right here:
Other than the fact that she's a Democrat, it's important to ask why Abrams remains so defensive of Biden.
The answer is pretty clear.
She wants to be on the ticket for Vice President!
Politico reported earlier this week on Abrams' ambitions and her behind-the-scenes work to join Biden:
Stacey Abrams said Sunday she would be willing to accept an offer to be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate .
Abrams, a former party leader in the Georgia Legislature and 2018 candidate for governor, was not shy about making her case for a spot on the ticket in a pair of interviews — and also said Biden choosing a woman of color would "help promote not only diversity, but trust."
"As a young black girl growing up in Mississippi, I learned that if I didn’t speak up for myself, no one else would, so ... my mission is to say out loud if I’m asked the question, 'Yes, I would be willing to serve,'" Abrams said on NBC’s "Meet the Press" when asked by host Chuck Todd if she'd be the best running mate for Biden.
She added, "There is a process that will played out" and that Biden "will pick the person he needs."
Candidates for vice president often are reluctant to express an interest in the job, but that is something Abrams had no qualms about.
"It's not about attention for being the running mate. It is about making sure that my qualifications aren't in question, because they're not just speaking to me. They're speaking to young black women, young women of color, young people of color, who wonder if they too can be seen," Abrams said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union." "What I try to do is tell the truth and be direct. But I understand that there is a process that will be at work, and that he has no shortage of qualified candidates to choose from.”
She deflected concerns about her lack of executive experience, pointing to her national work since she lost a closely contested gubernatorial election to Republican Brian Kemp, including with a group she founded to promote voting rights.
"I believe in doing the work," she said on "Meet the Press." "I've been doing it since the day I did not become governor and I will continue to do so. And I do so at a national level."
Biden has pledged that he will pick a woman to be his running mate, and Abrams long has been seen as a potential running mate for Biden. Other prominent female politicians have been repeatedly mentioned, such as Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California — all of whom were candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination — as well as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Abrams last week called for Biden to pick a woman of color and said it would be concerning if the former vice president didn't do so, given their strong support for the Democratic Party.
Abrams has been appearing all over the mainstream media talking about the possibility of her running with Biden.
It reeks of desperation.
Here's her apperance on MSNBC just a week ago where she seems to almost be begging to be Biden's pick:
Twitter was a storm of responses to Abrams' denial that Biden and Kavanaugh are receiving different treatment under similar circumstances:
Perhaps Biden will pick Abrams and instead of him answering to the allegations, his campaign is using Abrams to address them.
Or maybe Abrams really is so desperate to become VP that she's doing this all on her own.
Either way, it's disgusting to see a failed candidate for governor who so vigorously attacked an innocent Supreme Court nominee now turn a blind eye to a Democrat presidential candidate.