Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein dodged questions surrounding allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden this week; telling reporters she finds the accusations “ridiculous” and “totally different” than the situation with Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“And I don't know this person at all who has made the allegations. She came out of nowhere. Where has she been all these years? He was Vice President,” Feinstein said. She touted his record and then said “to attack him this way to me is absolutely ridiculous.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 7, 2020
"Why didn't she say something — you know when he was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee or after that?" Feinstein rejected the notion of a Dem double standard and argued the situation isn’t “comparable” to Kavanaugh
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 7, 2020
Sen Dianne Feinstein, Who Defended Christine Blasey Ford, Calls Tara Reade’s Accusation Against Joe Biden ‘Ridiculous’ https://t.co/9Z2iVdxX5c
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 8, 2020
“And I don’t know this person at all who has made the allegations. She came out of nowhere. Where has she been all these years? He was Vice President,” Feinstein said. She touted his record and then said “to attack him this way to me is absolutely ridiculous.”
AOC on BIDEN ACCUSER: ‘She Has Never Explicitly Said: ‘Don’t Support Joe Biden!’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed-in on recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Joe Biden this week; saying his accuser never “explicitly said don’t support him!”
“Instead of focusing on her account, on her story as a survivor, people are focusing on the politics… Frankly, this is a messy moment, and I think we need to acknowledge that — that it is not clear cut … [Tara Reade] has never explicitly said, ‘Don’t Support Joe Biden!’” said Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
.@AOC on Biden sexual assault allegations: “Frankly, this is a messy moment, and I think we need to acknowledge that — that it is not clear cut … [Tara Reade] has never explicitly said, 'Don’t vote for Joe Biden'” [via NPR] pic.twitter.com/cpI3qKW21x
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 7, 2020
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi doubled-down on her support of Joe Biden despite recent allegations of sexual assault during his time in the Senate; saying for her the “case is closed.”
“Joe Biden speaking out days ago on allegations of sexual assault… Do you view this is a closed issue?” asked one reporter from MSNBC.
“It is for me!” said Pelosi. “I’m proud to support Joe Biden for President. I believe him when he says it didn’t happen… I will just say, I have every confidence that Joe Biden will be a great President of the United States.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 5, 2020
“Joe Biden is Joe… and again, he brings those values and his personal experience to America,” she added.
BUSTED! NY TIMES Says They Won’t Show Virus Briefings Because They’ve ‘Become Campaign Events’ for Trump
The New York Times escalated their ongoing feud with the White House this week; saying they won’t live-stream the daily Coronavirus press briefing because they’ve “become like campaign events” for President Trump.
“We’ve decided not to live-stream stream the briefings because they were becoming like campaign events,” said Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet. “We will write about them as warranted.”
“We’ve decided not to live-stream stream the briefings because they were becoming like campaign events,” Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet told The Daily Beast. “We will write about them as warranted.” https://t.co/ayWqL22DuM
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) April 14, 2020
The same editor admitted earlier this week that the newspaper changed a story on allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden because the phrasing was “awkward.”
“I want to ask about some edits that were made after publication, the deletion of the second half of the sentence: ‘The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.’ Why did you do that?” asked the Times’ Ben Smith.
“Even though a lot of us, including me, had looked at it before the story went into the paper, I think that the campaign thought that the phrasing was awkward and made it look like there were other instances in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct. And that’s not what the sentence was intended to say,” said Executive Editor Dean Baquet.
“We didn’t think it was a factual mistake. I thought it was an awkward phrasing issue that could be read different ways and that it wasn’t something factual we were correcting. So I didn’t think that was necessary,” he added.
Read the full interview here.