On Morning Joe, presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden refused to allow the University of Delaware to release his Senate personnel records or even perform a name search of Tara Reade.

Tara Reade Name Search

Mika: “Are you certain there was nothing about Tara Reade in those records?”

Biden: “I am absolutely certain.”

Mika: “If so, why not approve a search of her name in those records?”

Biden: *crickets*

Biden also insisted that if Reade filed a complaint it would be in the National Archives. Earlier this morning, he said he wants the National Archives to release his records, but it is closed due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

Campaign Fodder

He also said that he doesn’t want them released because the material “could be taken out of context” and used as “fodder in a campaign.”

But I thought he was all about transparency?

Biden said the records contain “speeches I’ve made, positions I’ve taken, interviews,” which “could be taken out of context.” He mentioned the time he “met with Putin.”

#BelieveAllWomen Double Standard

Mika hammered Biden over the double standard we have witnessed since The Intercept published Reade’s accusations in March.

She even replayed his comments when Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faced sexual assault allegations during his nomination.

He said: “For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real.”

Now he says:

OH REALLY?! Because Reade told people about the alleged sexual assault. She said she told other staffers and filed a complaint.

Christine Blasey Ford told absolutely no one until Trump nominated Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

 

 
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