Democrats and their cohorts in the media are willing to put aside credible sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden because they are so determined to defeat President Trump in the fall, Buck Sexton, the host of “TheBuck Sexton Show” said Monday.
Biden, the likely Democrat nominee, was accused by a former aide of sexual assault dating back to 1993. Tara Reade, the ex-aide, recently told podcast host that Biden held her up against the wall during the alleged encounter. Biden has denied the allegation.
Sexton, who has questioned the viability of Biden’s campaign, said it is apt to compare the what Democrats and the media are treating allegations against Biden to the way they treated allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was acrimonious and focused on claims that he sexually assaulted women three decades ago. Christine Blasey Ford was a key witness who said he assaulted her when they were in their teens. Kavanaugh denied the allegations, but Republicans blamed Democrats and the media for refusing to listen to his defense for himself.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., summed up Republican frustration during a speech on the floor where he blasted Democrats for what he considered to be a political show trial.
“If you wanted a FBI investigation, you could have come to us,” Graham told Democrats. “What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020. You've said that, not me.”
He continued, “This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics. And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy.”
Sexton said that the media set the precedent with its treatment of Kavanaugh.
“The way the national press treated the Kavanaugh situation was that any allegation against him was to be believed no matter how flimsy it was in terms of evidence or even how not credible it would seem at first,” he said.
He said the standard was set that if there was any doubt at all that someone could have possibly assaulted someone decades ago, that person should immediately step down from any kind of public office.
Sexton predicted that the press will continue to “look into” the Biden allegations, meaning that they will “never really research them.”
Biden’s campaign was hitting its best stride before the coronavirus outbreak and these assault allegations. But the allegations did little to stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing Monday that she would support the former vice president.
"Today, I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States because he will be an extraordinary President. He knows how to get the job done," she said.
Shortly after Kavanaugh was nominated back in 2018, Pelosi sang a different tune.
“Senate Republicans chose to send a clear message to all women: do not speak out, and if you do – do not expect to be heard, believed or respected.”