Left-Wing Journalist: I'd Vote for Joe Biden Even 'If He Boiled Babies and Ate Them'
Liberal columnist says ousting President Donald Trump is more important
A liberal columnist for The Nation dismissed sexual allegations against presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden saying she would vote for him even "if he boiled babies and ate them."
Pollitt echoed other left-wing journalists who say ousting President Trump is more important than investigating the sexual assault allegations from former Senate staffer, Tara Reade.
"I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them," she wrote.
"He wasn’t my candidate, but taking back the White House is that important."
“I cannot believe that a rational person can grasp the disaster that is Donald Trump and withhold their support from Biden because of Tara Reade," she added.
“I would say this even if I had no problems with Reade’s account."
Pollitt's article is yet another nail in the coffin of the #MeToo motto 'believe all women,' which has now been widely disregarded by the Democrats.
Reade accused Biden in March of sexually assaulting her when she worked for him in 1993.
Reade made the allegation against Biden during an interview with journalist and podcaster Katie Harper, who released an audio clip of the conversation.
Ms. Reade says the assault occurred when she was instructed to rush a gym bag to then-Delaware Senator Biden, currently the Democratic presidential frontrunner.
"I take women’s accusations very seriously, but there have always been reasons to be skeptical about this one," Pollitt wrote.
"To believe Reade, you have to believe that Biden put her up against a wall and penetrated her with his fingers on the spur of the moment in a hallway in the Capitol complex, where she says she was looking for him to give him his gym bag."
This is deranged. A writer for The Nation says she would vote for Joe Biden even if he ate boiled babies. This is what many in the Democratic Party have collapsed to in the Trump era. A willingness to abandon all principle and justify literally anything if it will hurt Trump. pic.twitter.com/XKcJzSropI— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) May 21, 2020
Earlier this month, the NYT editorial board called for the DNC to "investigate the matter swiftly and thoroughly," about the Biden allegations.
But Leftist journalist Martin Tolchin responded to the op-ed saying he did not want the truth to come out because beating President Donald Trump was more important than any investigation into Biden.
Here is what Tolchin wrote:
I totally disagree with this editorial. I don’t want an investigation. I want a coronation of Joe Biden. Would he make a great president? Unlikely. Would he make a good president? Good enough. Would he make a better president than the present occupant? Absolutely. I don’t want justice, whatever that may be. I want a win, the removal of Donald Trump from office, and Mr. Biden is our best chance.
Burying the story
In May, the Associated Press (AP) admitted to burying Reade's allegations in 2019.
AP reported that it interviewed Tara Reade Friday about her alleged rape by presumptive 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Biden.
AP admitted it buried the allegations by failing to report on its interviews with Reade in 2019 when she first made public her dealings with Biden.
“The AP declined to publish details of the 2019 interviews at the time because reporters were unable to corroborate her allegations, and aspects of her story contradicted other reporting,” the report said.