It borders on eerie when a politician without missing a beat completely contradicts a position he took mere days earlier. What’s even more strange is that he does so as if no one were watching. Last week, Joe Biden, made an unequivocal denial of Tara Reade’s claim that he sexually harassed her. “I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago.” Biden wrote last week. “They aren’t true. This never happened.”
Biden’s main line of defense was to challenge a questioning media to have a look at “the National Archives, to make public any record of a complaint his accuser, Tara Reade, says she filed at the time.” (The London Guardian) In other words, Biden wants to be judged guilty or innocent based on the evidence.
On Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced new rules which modify the Title IX law; the law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
DeVos stated: “Too many students have lost access to their education because their school inadequately responded when a student filed a complaint of sexual harassment or sexual assault. This new regulation requires schools to act in meaningful ways to support survivors of sexual misconduct, without sacrificing important safeguards to ensure a fair and transparent process.”
In other words, DeVos announced for schools, what Biden wants for himself: determinations of guilt or innocence based on facts and evidence. No issues for Biden there right?
Well, as has been documented, particularly in light of the Tara Reade allegations, Democrats and liberals in general, have no problem appearing hypocritical to the masses. It doesn’t affect their base anyway, whose hatred for Trump trumps all. And most hardline conservatives who have a problem with liberal double standards, wouldn’t have voted Democrat anyway.
So in response to DeVos’ announcement, which was in line with what Biden had to say about his own case of sexual assault allegations, the former Delaware senator had this to say: “It’s wrong. And, it will be put to a quick end in January 2021, because as president, I’ll be right where I always have been throughout my career — on the side of survivors, who deserve to have their voices heard, their claims taken seriously and investigated, and their rights upheld.”
On the side of survivors, says Biden. Right where he’s always been. Except of course, when the alleged survivor, happens to be accusing him.