Vice-President Harris, Supporter Of #MeToo Movement, Silent on Cuomo Allegations

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trumpís nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 4, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Vice-President Kamala Harris was a vocal proponent of the #MeToo movement in its inception and faced criticism during the 2020 campaign for having said she believed a woman who accused now-President Joe Biden of sexual assault in the 90’s before selected to be his running mate.

Now, as one of the nation’s most high-profile Democrat leaders, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is faced with his own allegations, both Harris and Biden have remained silent.

Fox News notes that Harris was one of the top Democrats who fought the confirmation of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he stood accused of sexual assault decades prior in 2018.

A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Harris emphatically said she believed accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, just as she has said she believes the women who have accused President Biden of assault and harassment.

Governor Cuomo now stands accused by three women, two of whom worked in his office, of lewd comments, unwanted touching and kissing, and sexual harassment.

Harris’ conspicuous silence is made all the more so by the fact that both Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) and former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have said they believe the allegations made against Cuomo, as we reported this week.

President Biden, for his part, has faced similar accusations that received mainstream media coverage over the past few years but critics have noted an apparent disregard for personal space at best on the part of the now-POTUS since long before the #MeToo movement began.

While he was gearing up to run for president, however, a woman who worked in his office when he was serving in the Senate came forward with allegations that he had forcibly penetrated her in the basement of the Capitol Building in the 90’s.

“I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said when still a primary rival to Biden. These comments did not age well when she happily accepted the offer to run on the same ticket once he was the nominee.

During the campaign, Reid called on the media to press Harris to address the allegations made against Biden.

As the first female Vice President and a vocal proponent of “believe all women,” Harris would do well to comment on these allegations made against a top male Democrat.

Unfortunately, she seems to have already compromised her commitment to supporting victims of sexual assault in order to achieve this historically high office.

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