Joe Biden advocated a very different standard of “justice” on sexual assault back in 2018, when a conservative was in the feminist crosshairs.
Back in the fall of 2018, when hearings were being held for Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the US Senate, Biden went on the news to discuss the allegations.
Biden’s opinion? Kavanaugh didn’t deserve to be “innocent until proven guilty,” because a Senate confirmation hearing isn’t a court of law.
“A Supreme Court hearing is not a trial. It’s a job interview. It’s a job interview,” said Biden, in an interview with The View. “And, you don’t have to prove a reasonable doubt anything as to why you shouldn’t put so and so on the court.”
But now that Biden’s been credibly accused of assaulting former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, in 1993, he’s singing a very different tune.
“From the very beginning, I’ve said believing the woman means taking the claim seriously, and then it’s vetted, looked into,” said Biden, in an interview on Friday with MSNBC–soon after denying Reade’s story. “Women have a right to be heard, and the press should rigorously investigate claims they make. I’ll always uphold that principle. But in the end the truth is what matters. And these claims are false.”
Reade claims that Biden cornered her in a secluded hallway and digitally penetrated her.
Numerous friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members have corroborated Reade’s story, saying she had told them her story immediately after or within a couple of years after it happened.
That even includes Reade’s late mother, after footage showed her calling into CNN’s “Larry King Live” in 1993 to discuss whether her daughter should go to the media after experiencing “problems” with a “prominent Senator.”