Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who bent the knee to Joe Biden several weeks ago, has finally commented on the sexual assault allegation against him. As badly as other Democrats have handled their answers about Biden, I think this one takes the cake.
.@AOC on Biden sexual assault allegations: “Frankly, this is a messy moment, and I think we need to acknowledge that — that it is not clear cut … [Tara Reade] has never explicitly said, ‘Don’t vote for Joe Biden’” [via NPR] pic.twitter.com/cpI3qKW21x
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 7, 2020
AOC, supposed champion of women and the #metoo movement, is actually arguing that Reade never told people to not vote for Joe Biden, so it’s probably cool or something.
I mean, I expect lunacy anytime she’s involved, but did no one bother to tell her how bad this looks? She’s excusing the possible assault on political grounds, which may not be her intent, but is certainly the perception being put forth. So now alleged rape victims need to also put out a comment to make sure and not vote for the guy who they say raped them? You’ve got to be kidding me.
As a contrast, here’s AOC following the Kavanaugh travesty.
We’re saying it loud and clear:
On Nov. 6th, if you are an elected official that minimizes, covers for, or ignores sexual assault, then we will replace you by electing survivors to office. #MeToo #CancelKavanaugh
✊🏽 Let’s go: https://t.co/kacKFI9RtI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 5, 2018
Democrats have painted themselves into a corner here. The Reade issue isn’t going away and they’ve botched their responses from the beginning. They could have easily not been total hypocrites and not perpetuated the “believe all women” myth when it was convenient. They chose not to and are reaping the rewards of that.
Further, Reade has now completed an interview with Megyn Kelly. If they thought this story was “closed,” it’s going to be blown wide open again after Reade describes in detail the allegation she’s making.
For her part, AOC has shown herself to be far more about power than the change she claims to care about. She’s not the revolutionary she labels herself as, which is why she endorsed Biden despite gaining no concessions whatsoever from him. The entire Democratic Socialist movement is led by frauds and it’s glorious to see them exposed.