Pelosi Really Doesn’t Like Being Asked About Biden Allegations
It’s looking like another day will go by where everyone is asked to address the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden – except for Joe Biden.
The latest to be asked about them was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who like most of her colleagues, is part of the “believe all women” crowd until it applies to one of her ideological equals.
Pelosi doubled down on her support for Joe Biden on Thursday in the face of a sexual assault allegation against him and had contentious exchanges with reporters who questioned her endorsement of the former vice president.
During her Capitol press conference, the first question to the speaker was about Biden, but Pelosi shut down the reporter, saying she first wanted to address the topic on hand — expanding broadband access as part of the broader coronavirus stimulus measures.
At the end of the press conference, after Pelosi has spoken thoroughly about her legislative priorities, another reporter brought up the sexual assault allegation from Tara Reade against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The Washington Examiner’s Kerry Picket asked whether Democrats had a different “standard” for Biden than for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, for whom Democrats were demanding an FBI investigation over an alleged assault when he was a teenager.
“I respect your question,” Pelosi told the reporter. “I don’t need a lecture or a speech.”
Democrats may want to ignore or dismiss the allegations, but the American public is seeing right through it. As we reported earlier today, the latest polling out of Rasmussen Reports shows that most believe Reade over Biden. According to their report, “34% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Tara Reade’s accusation that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. The likely Democratic presidential nominee has denied the claim, but only 24% think he is telling the truth. A sizable 41%, however, is undecided.”
Unless Democrats can muster a convincing defense, those undecided 41% are going to turn against them soon too.