'Not Every Claim is Equal:' Gov. Whitmer Stands By Biden Against Tara Reade's Allegations

Posted: May 03, 2020 12:35 PM
'Not Every Claim is Equal:' Gov. Whitmer Stands By Biden Against Tara Reade's Allegations

Source: Michigan Office of the Governor via AP

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) weighed in on Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual misconduct against presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden, on CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper. Gov. Whitmer followed the trend of other national Democrats and Biden allies and threw her support behind the former vice president. The Michigan Democrat and vice presidential hopeful echoed Speaker Pelosi’s defense of Biden, in which Pelosi claimed that “Joe Biden is Joe Biden:”

Jake Tapper pressed Gov. Whitmer about the egregious double standard employed by Democrats in the handling of misconduct allegations:

“You said you believe Vice President Biden. I want to compare that to 2018 when you said you believed Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford after she accused now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh of assault. Kavanaugh also, like Biden, categorically denied that accusation and Blasey-Ford, to be honest, she did not have the contemporaneous accounts of her view of what happened that Tara Reade does... Why do you believe Biden and not Kavanaugh? Are they not both entitled to the same presumption of innocence regardless of their political views?”

Gov. Whitmer claimed that not all allegations are equal:

Gov. Whitmer claimed that there is no pattern of inappropriate behavior by Joe Biden, but in the case of Brett Kavanaugh, no such pattern existed either, but Gov. Whitmer still claimed to believe Dr. Ford on her word alone.

We Should NOT Comply!
Kevin McCullough

Gov. Whitmer’s defense of Biden is unsurprising, as the Michigan Democrat hopes to be picked as his running mate; the glaring double standard used by Gov. Whitmer and other Democrats to assess the validity of allegations comes with an ideological litmus test. Democrats’ selective commitment to “believing women” makes their real agenda, which has nothing to do with helping women and everything to do with furthering Democratic policies, abundantly clear.

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