When talking to ABC News host George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday about embattled Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, President Joe Biden showed yet another jarring and unexplained struggle with simple vocabulary.
Biden appeared on the far-left network to address the governor’s mounting sexual misconduct allegations, saying he should resign if an investigation finds he was improper toward women. Cuomo’s additional COVID-19 nursing home deaths scandal in New York was not mentioned by Biden or Stephanopoulos. However, Biden had a lot to say about Cuomo’s female accusers.
“I know you said you want the investigation into Cuomo’s alleged activity with women to continue,” Stephanopoulos said. “Should he resign if the inquiry backs up the women’s claims?”
Biden followed the “believe all women” approach, omitting to note that his own accuser, Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, never had her day in court after accusing Biden of sexual harassment when the two were alone in Washington in 1993 last year.
Last spring, Biden did refute her allegation, and the mass media and people like Stephanopoulos were satisfied with that denial.
Meanwhile, the #MeToo campaign and Democrats, who requested due process after their party’s presidential candidate was accused of imposing himself on a young woman, have hung Reade out to dry. Biden has also let the controversy slide by without seeking accountability.
The president, on the other hand, had a lot to say about Cuomo’s abuse accusers.
Regarding Cuomo’s possible resignation, Biden decided that, depending on the result of the inquiry, the governor might step down, and added, “I think he’ll probably end up being charged, too.”
When asked, “Can [Cuomo] serve effectively?” Biden seemed to lose his position mid-sentence in a follow-up comment in which he tried to communicate a message about Cuomo’s future.
He said, “Well, that’s a decision for them to make abouhesberday can be successful.”