House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has fully hitched her wagon to presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s, refusing to acknowledge that the sexual assault allegations brought by former staffer Tara Reade are sinking his campaign.
Pelosi signaled on Tuesday that she is done taking questions about the allegations, ending the possibility that she will address the issue in public again.
During a Tuesday interview on MSNBC, Pelosi was asked if she believes that the allegations are a “closed issue.”
“Well, it is for me,” Pelosi responded. “I have said I am proud to support Joe Biden for president. I believe him when he says it didn’t happen. But I also believe him when he says let them look into the records, and that’s what they should do.”
“But I’m not going to answer this question again,” she said with finality. Reade came out with the claim in late March that Biden sexually assaulted her while she worked for him in 1993.
Despite mounting evidence that Reade’s claims are credible, Pelosi still publically endorsed Biden for president on April 27th. “I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States because he will be an extraordinary president,” Pelosi said in her video endorsement. “He knows how to get the job done.”
Biden, for his part, finally responded to Reade’s claims during a Sunday MSNBC interview — over a month after Reade went public. “It is not true. I’m saying it unequivocally — it never happened. It didn’t. It never happened,” Biden said. “This is an open book. There’s nothing for me to hide. Nothing at all.”
Though the mainstream media has been running cover for Biden since even before the accusations came to light, Biden is still losing the support of his base. According to a poll published by the left-leaning Daily Kos on Wednesday, only 34% of voters have a favorable opinion of Biden.
Another poll, published by Morning Consult on Tuesday, found that 26% of Democrat voters want Biden to be replaced as the nominee altogether.