White House press secretary Jen Psaki admitted that a sexual assault allegation against President Joe Biden by former Biden Senate aide Tara Reade was taken care of legally during the 2020 presidential campaign.
According to a report in The Washington Examiner, the press secretary said during Wednesday’s briefing that the accusation against Bien was “heavily litigated during the campaign.”
The subject was broached when questions arose about the sexual harassment investigation that found New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo guilty of breaking the law, and his oath of office, by harassing employees under his tutelage.
Reporters also questioned the White House communications officer about accusations of misconduct brought against the president such as him allegedly skinny dipping in front of female Secret Service agents, which would merit an “independent investigation.”
“I would say the president has been clear and outspoken about the importance of women being respected and having their voices heard and being allowed to tell their stories and people treating them with respect,” Psaki replied. “That has long been his policy, continues to be his policy.”
On Reade’s accusation specifically, Psaki said “That was heavily litigated during the campaign, I understand you are eager to come back to it, but I don’t have anything further than to repeat that he has called for the governor to resign.”
The president stated on Tuesday that his fellow Democrat and New York governor should step down after it was found the accusations had merit and the president even eluded to Cuomo possibly being prosecuted.
Cuomo denies the charges, saying he is a friendly person who likes to hug and kiss people and his actions are just misunderstood. He has thus far rejected calls to resign and hasn’t stated whether he will seek a fourth term in office.
As for the complaints against Biden, they seem to be getting significantly less air time than those that were leveled against former President Donald Trump, which Biden himself cashed in on during the campaign. It appears that Biden’s 36 years representing Delaware in the Senate and two terms as the Vice President are grounds for some accusations while in office.