It never ceases to amaze me just how unapologetic the liberal left is about having extreme double standards. You would think they would at least try to hide it a bit more. But they don’t.
And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent response to the sexual allegations mounted against the former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the perfect way to prove it.
Near the end of March, a former staffer for Biden during his senate years made it public knowledge that the now 78-year-old man had sexually assaulted her in 1983 when she worked for him. Tara Reade claims that Biden shoved her up against a wall, put his hands up her skirt, and proceeded to penetrate her with his fingers while trying to kiss her.
For just about anyone in politics, news of this nature, no matter how true, could be especially damning to one’s career. We only need to look back a few short years to 2018, when then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of groping a girl in high school.
Within days, the accusations against Kavanaugh were national news and calling into severe question if he should even be considered to be named as a justice. He was even put on trial for the incident, of which he was eventually found not guilty.
When Reade came out with similar allegations against Biden, many thought the treatment of the case would be very similar. After all, Christine Blasey Ford’s claims sparked the entire #MeToo and #BelieveSurvivors national conversations and movements that demand that women be listened to and believed until proven not genuine.
However, that has not been the case.
In fact, Friday, May 1, more than a full month later, was the first time Biden himself was even questioned about the supposed incident on national television. But it was certainly not the first time that Reade had been called a liar.
At the top of the list to purport this double standard was Speaker Pelosi. But when she was questioned over her party’s reluctance to even listen to Reade, she grew hostile and defensive.
Q: "How do Democrats square they're essentially standing by Biden but they're using a comparatively different standard with Kavanaugh when you demanded an investigation on Justice Kavanaugh–?"
Pelosi: "I respect your question and I don't need a lecture or a speech." pic.twitter.com/RRzfiiMEiK
— The Hill (@thehill) April 30, 2020
As The Hill reports, Pelosi was asked by a reporter on Thursday, “How do Democrats square they’re essentially standing by Biden but they’re using a comparatively different standard with Kavanaugh when you demanded an investigation on Justice Kavanaugh?”
And the speaker responded, “I respect your question and I don’t need a lecture or a speech!”
By saying, “I don’t need a lecture,” she admits nothing but hypocrisy. And like a few times before, Pelosi is saying that she doesn’t want to hear about it. She knows it’s happening, and she isn’t going to explain herself or her party for their misdeeds.
As Jake Sherman notes, Pelosi has said that she “respects the Me Too movement, but ‘There is also due process,’”
Now, I can agree with that statement for the most part. We can and should indeed respect the messages behind the Me Too movement, as these women may, in fact, be victims of a severe and life-altering crime. As Pelosi said on Twitter in 2018 about Blasey Ford’s claims, “The American people are owed a thorough investigation.”
However, that doesn’t mean that these women should be taken entirely at their word, even if we want to believe them. As Pelosi notes, there is due process that must be considered, as well. In Brett Kavanaugh’s case, if we had gone on Blasey Ford’s word alone, we would have never looked into the matter and found evidence that it didn’t, in fact, happen. And an innocent man would be in jail.
However, Pelosi clearly doesn’t know how to find that balance. Instead, she has flip-flopped on the whole conversation simply because it suits her better. She actually said that we can’t believe Reade because “Joe Biden is Joe Biden,” as if his name alone should be reason enough to trust him.
And sadly, for many Democrats, it is.
They are so focused on getting Trump out of the office and someone of their own party back into the White House, that they don’t really even care what he or she has done. Biden, as the last remaining candidate, is their only shot left. And so sexual assault or not, they are still voting for him.
What we need in an investigation, we need evidence. If you are going to drag Kavanaugh to court, then you’d better do so to Biden as well.