Typical: Psaki Dodges Question Over Why VP Kamala Harris Isn’t Publicly Condemning Gov. Cuomo For Sexual Misconduct

Sergie Daez | March 2, 2021
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On Tuesday, Psaki declined to explain why Vice President Kamala Harris had not made any comment on the multiple women who've leveled sexual misconduct allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

Fox News reporter Kristen Fisher pointed out to Psaki that Harris had not hesitated to condemn current Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was accused of sexual misconduct - allegations that had far less credibility than those brought against Cuomo.

“Vice President Kamala Harris was one of the most vocal critics of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, of Senator Al Franken when they faced similar allegations,” Fisher stated. “She said repeatedly, ‘I believe them, the women.’ But she hasn’t said anything about the three women who are accusing Governor Andrew Cuomo.”

“So at what point is the first female vice president going to say something about this?” Fisher asked.

Psaki replied that she could act as the mouthpiece of the president and vice president, who both believed in the dignity of women.

“Well, I know that’s how the vice president continues to feel and the benefit of doing a briefing every day is that I can certainly speak on behalf of the president and the vice president,” Psaki said. “And so let me reiterate that they both believe that every woman coming forward should be heard, should be treated with dignity, and treated with respect.”

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Psaki deflected further attempts to get an answer elicited from her.

“Well, again, I’m speaking on their behalf,” she said. “That’s how they feel. They’re personally both view this as a situation where both, all of the women coming forward, should be treated with dignity and respect and should have their voices heard. And that’s the representation of their points of view.”

It’s reasonable to assume that Psaki doesn’t want to let on that Harris only will condemn sexual misconduct when it's politically convenient.


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