(RightWingAmericans.Com)- News anchors are no longer letting Democrats off the hook over claims made against presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Until recently, Biden successfully avoided questions about Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges he sexually assaulted her in 1993.
Since Tara Reade filed a claim with the Washington, D.C. police, and since several friends of Reade came forward to say she told them about what happened decades ago, the press is taking the story more seriously and asking Democrats who they believe.
Fox News anchor Dana Perino refused to let DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile get away with not answering, during a recent episode of The Daily Briefing.
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer also appeared on the segment, and after he commented on the hypocrisy of Biden given his previous position on the accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Brazile came to his defence.
The DNC chair said that the vice president was simply being “straightforward.”
“He finally came out and said what many of us have counselled him, and that is to tell the truth and to lay out the facts,” she said. “We are talking about women who have come forward to tell their story…To make sure that they are heard and respected, and that is what Joe Biden requested, that it be investigated, that she be believed, and that she be heard.”
Brazile continued talking about the importance of hearing from Reade, stating that she believes she has already spoken plenty and is “glad” that she will “get another opportunity to tell her story.”
Perino wasn’t having any of it, and quickly jumped in and asked, “Do you believe Reade?”
“She has given interviews. We have heard from her, but we respect women. That’s the whole bottom line,” she said.
Perino asked again, “I don’t want to let you off the hook here, do you believe Tara Reade?” she asked again.
Brazile then revealed her position, stating, “I believe Joe Biden is telling the truth.”
Paradoxically, she then said, “I also believe that Tara Reade, who first said it was sexual harassment, and now said it’s sexual assault.”
Victim blaming, much?
“I believe she has every opportunity to be respected and to tell her story. That’s what happened.”
In short, Brazile believes Biden, and no matter how polite she is about it, she thinks Tara Reade is not telling the truth.
What happened to believing all women?