Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro laced into Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday for remaining silent amid increasing accusations of sexual harassment and intimidation against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Pirro used the “Closing Arguments” portion of her show to address what she views as an obvious double standard based on previous remarks Harris made regarding sexual allegations against Republicans.
“Finally, tonight, she is a fraud, a phony, a woman without a moral core, a regular two-faced, mealy-mouthed politician who swings with the wind,” Pirro began.
Pirro then flashed a series of headlines from various media outlets championing Harris’s historic role as the country’s first female vice president and VP of color, and the alleged positive role model she plays for women and girls to emulate.
“A real role model, ain’t she?” Pirro scoffed. “But remember, a woman who couldn’t get one percent of support in her party’s presidential primary nomination, a woman destined to be president, many believe, in the very near future, who can’t answer a question about whether or not Andrew Cuomo should resign after seven women accuse him of sexual harassment and assault.”
“What is this woman afraid of?” Pirro pressed before playing a clip of Harris walking away from a press briefing as a reporter asked her for comments about Cuomo’s accusers.
“Some supporter of women, huh?” the former judge asked following the clip. “A woman paraded around as a champion of women quick to believe all women unless it doesn’t work to her political advantage. A woman who once prosecuted cases on behalf of rape victims who then turns around to raise money for the Minnesota Freedom Fund that bails out the men who rape women.
“This is certainly not the kind of woman we need running this country as president,” Pirro added as her show ended.
Both Harris and President Joe Biden have not publicly commented on the accusations against Cuomo, which have now come from seven women. However, both U.S. Democratic senators from New York, Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, have called on Cuomo to resign. So, too, have several Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature.
Harris, an early advocate for the #MeToo movement, has been asked a number of times over the past several days about the embattled New York governor, who is also under investigation for hiding nursing home COVID deaths, but she has refused to answer.
That said, Harris was quick to believe women who accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct bordering on rape ahead of his Senate confirmation hearings in the fall of 2018.
“I believe her,” Harris said of accuser Christine Blasey Ford. “Anybody who comes forward at this point to be prepared to testify in the U.S. Senate against someone who’s being nominated to one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government, that takes an extraordinary amount of courage.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 24, 2018
Ford’s accusations were shown to be unfounded, while other women who made similar allegations were found to have fabricated them.
Harris has also been called out by Tara Reade, who has accused Biden of sexually assaulting her in a manner that could be called rape by legal definition.
Reade made her allegations as Biden was running for president last year and before Harris joined as his running mate.
“Journalists should be asking her pointedly why there was a smear campaign on me and why Kamala was so aggressive and assertive with Kavanaugh and here she knows there is a credible sexual assault accusation against Senator Biden,” she said in August.