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It seems the commitment to “believe all women” has gone by the wayside for Democrats who are bent on standing behind former Vice President Joe Biden.
As the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee personally addressed sexual assault allegations made by former Senate staffer Tara Reade for the first time, Democrats fell in line behind him and effectively turned their backs on the explosive #MeToo Movement.
The hashtag #IBelieveBiden began trending on Twitter soon after Biden’s appearance on MSNBC where he adamantly pushed back against the accusation and the obvious double standard in how Democrats treated the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination process in 2018.
Biden is now claiming he said women who come forward as sexual assault survivors should be heard. That is absolutely not what he said. He said the essence of what they say should be believed.
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) May 1, 2020
The 77-year-old former vice president maintained that he has nothing to hide, that Reade’s claims are untrue, while steadfastly refusing to unlock records held by the University of Delaware that contain documents from his Senate career.
Joe Biden adamant he’s innocent, but claim on sexual allegation complaint archives already hits a snag https://t.co/dR4zaUFu8I
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 1, 2020
His stance against Reade’s claims was quickly championed by liberals who made judgment calls without ever even hearing from the alleged victim.
Why was Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook relevant to the allegations against him but Joe Biden’s sealed Senate records aren’t?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 1, 2020
In a recent interview, Reade expressed how she was “stunned” by the treatment she has received from Democrats, especially prominent women politicians she previously looked up to.
“They didn’t just say, ‘Oh, we’re standing with Joe Biden until we hear more.’ They just discounted me. They marginalized me. They said they didn’t believe me,” Reade told BuzzFeed News, referring specifically to Hillary Clinton who endorsed Biden this week, as well as New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Stacey Abrams, a former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia who has been actively campaigning to be chosen as Biden’s running mate.
Back in 2018 when Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Abrams tweeted “I believe women.” But this week, she said she believed women “deserve to be heard” and told CNN, “I believe Joe Biden.”
After the courageous and compelling testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford yesterday, it is shameful that Kavanaugh’s nomination is being rushed forward.
I believe women, and I believe survivors of violence always deserve to be supported and to have their voices heard. https://t.co/rtT1PQr4Zq
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) September 28, 2018
Journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted that the #BelieveWomen hashtag touted by Democrats “has now officially been replaced with #IBelieveBiden (another way of saying #ThatWomanIsLying) because that’s who Democrats are.”
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 1, 2020
“One thing you do not want to be in this world is a woman accusing a prominent and powerful Democratic male politician of sexual misconduct,” he added in another tweet. “Going back to the 1990s, few people are treated worse publicly.”
Others also jumped in on Twitter to expose the hypocrisy and who Democrats really are.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 1, 2020
#IBelieveBiden is a mask off moment for Blue MAGA
— Barack Obama is a Harvey Weinstein Democrat (@FlyThaiMMA) May 1, 2020
How about we not “believe” either one in knee-jerk fashion and instead, 1) take the allegation seriously; 2) investigate it thoroughly; and 3) *then* make a judgment about it based on facts. That seems fair.
— Nathan Lean (@nathanlean) May 1, 2020
This is exactly what I don’t believe anyone who says “#IBelieveBiden!”
Biden has never been believable. No one should start believing him now. https://t.co/t0jePVMNn9
— Chris Richards 🌹🍑❤️🅰️ (@EclecticRadical) May 1, 2020
The liberal elite demanded Kavanaugh explain “Boofing” – a fart joke scrawled in his high school yearbook 30 years ago – at a live Senate hearing
The same liberal elite are utterly uninterested in investigating clear evidence of sexual assault in Biden’s records
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 1, 2020