Sanders not racing to women’s defense on Biden sex assault allegations - VT Digger

When asked about Joe Biden’s alleged sexual assault on Tara Reade, Bernie Sanders didn’t call it an ‘outrage.’ In fact he seemed to not to want to talk about it at all.

"Interviewer Tony Dokoupil noted that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a close Sanders ally, had said Reade’s allegations were legitimate and relevant to Biden’s candidacy, and asked Sanders if he agreed. “I think it’s relevant to talk about anything,” Sanders replied. “I think any woman who feels that she was assaulted has every right in the world to stand up and make her claims.” Dokoupil: “Should that weigh significantly in the minds of –"Sanders interjected, “I think she has the right to make her claims and get a public hearing, and the public will make its own conclusions about it. I just don’t know enough about it to comment further.”."

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-05-10 13:21:14 -0400
    Biden is in self destruct mode. Bernie has nothing to lose, and who knows what (maybe nothing?) to gain by allowing it to happen and keeping his mouth shut. Then again if Biden implodes before the convention, who knows ?