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Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld thought former Vice President Joe Biden may have slipped up in his comments about sexual assault allegations against him.
The co-host of “The Five” weighed in along with his colleagues on an interview by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee in which he publicly addressed the accusation against him for the first time.
(Source: Fox News)
Biden was grilled by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski on Friday about the allegations made by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. The 77-year-old former vice president maintained that he has nothing to hide, that Reade’s claims are untrue, while steadfastly refusing to unlock records held by the University of Delaware that contain documents from his Senate career.
On Friday, Biden requested that the secretary of the Senate locate any complaints filed by Reade against him.
“Look, Biden was doing great in that interview until he confessed,” Gutfeld said as he responded to Biden’s MSNBC interview.
“First he had the total denial. I think that was pretty good. The denial was pretty strong. And then he says as a complaint. ‘You know, I don’t know why all of a sudden 27 years ‘this’ gets raised,” he said. “What is ‘this?’ What is ‘this’? That’s interesting.”
Gutfeld noted how the pro-Biden response has been “almost word for word what their side would have mocked when presented in defense of Kavanaugh,” referring to how Democrats treated the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination process in 2018.
The commitment to “believe all women” seems to have gone by the wayside for Democrats who are bent on standing behind Biden and discrediting Reade before even hearing from her directly.
“So they are apoplectic over a single segment interview of their candidate,” Gutfeld continued.”The Kavanaugh thing, while you can’t compare it, went for days. He was grilled by teams of salivating lawyers. And Mika ruffles their feathers with one segment? Shut up, you are a bunch of hypocrites.”
“Again, the argument will always be about consistency,” Gutfeld concluded. “But if you said believe all women, you’ve got to destroy Joe Biden. So theoretically, Joe Biden has to take Joe Biden out unless he says, ‘hey, this whole believe all women thing, it only suits us politically, so I’m actually not a sexual harasser. I’m just a shameless hypocrite that will ruin you politically given the opportunity.'”
Co-host Jesse Watters didn’t think Biden “convinced anybody” with his denial of the allegations but thought his “tone was good.”
“Voters are just gonna have to never know the truth and just factor this into their decision in November,” Watters said. “He left himself vulnerable for sure. When Mika asked if he remembered Reade, he dodged.”
He also noted the double standard used in the treatment of Reade’s accusation and those leveled against Kavanaugh.
“His obvious ‘Kavanaugh standard’ about ‘believe all women’ has evolved. It’s now ‘believe all women at first, and then investigate them,'” Watters said. “Now a lot of people would think, investigate and then believe. I’m not really sure what he [Biden] believes. I just think he knows he needs to say what he needs to say to get out of that question.”
Co-host Dana Perino thought Biden “did better than his team was thinking” but called out the campaign for allowing weeks to go by before getting the Democratic candidate to respond directly.
“Right now the Democrats are all standing behind Joe Biden, and you have not heard much from them in the last several weeks,” Perino added.
“But if you start to see any high-profile Democrats start to walk away or show a little bit of daylight between Joe Biden and them, I think that you will see a whole rash,” she said, “and at that point we might be watching some really interesting history unfold as we are 26 weeks away from the presidential election.
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