According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden’s sexual assault allegation is a “closed issue.”
During an interview on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Pelosi entirely dismissed the allegation, indicating that the Democrats absolutely do not want this issue looked at more in depth.
MSNBC host Melber said, “Joe Biden speaking out just days ago on that allegation of a sexual assault. Now that he has given that answer, do you view this as a closed issue, or what is your response?”
Pelosi said, “Well, it is for me. I have said I am proud to support Joe Biden for president. I believe him when he says it didn’t happen. But I also believe when he says let them look into the records. And that’s what they should do. But I’m not going to answer this question again.”
Pelosi continued, “ I will just say I have every confidence that Joe Biden will be a great president of the United States.”
Similarly, Biden’s former opponent in the race for the democratic nomination, Elizabeth Warren recently argued that she believes Biden’s denial of sexual assault allegations brought forth by Tara Reade was “credible and convincing.”
“I saw the reports of what Ms. Reade said, I saw an interview with Vice President Biden. I appreciate that the vice president took a lot of questions, tough questions. And he answered them directly and respectfully,” Warren stated, according to CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju.
“The vice president’s answers were credible and convincing,” she added.
Warren also reiterated her support for Biden’s White House bid, saying: “I support the vice president, I support his campaign, and I’m proud to endorse him for president.”
Potential Biden vice presidential picks, including power grabbing Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have also aided in the left’s attempts to bury Reade’s allegations.
“I know Joe Biden, and I’ve watched his defense. There’s not a pattern that goes into this. And I think for these reasons, I’m very comfortable that Joe Biden is who he says he is. And you know what, that’s all I’m going to say about it,” Whitmer told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. “I really resent the fact that every time a case comes up, all of us survivors have to weigh in. It is reopening wounds, and it is— you know, take us at our word, ask us for our opinion, and let’s move on.”
The voters are not so quick to forget, however, and it appears the damage has already been done for Joe Biden according to a new Morning Consult poll released this week.
The new poll released late Monday revealed that 26 percent of Democrats are calling for the party to move on from Biden, pushing for a new nominee after seeing his remarks during the video interview he did on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday.
Only 61 percent of Democrats surveyed believed that Biden was “very credible” or “somewhat credible” when shown the clip of Biden’s interview. That number includes only 28 percent of Democratic women.