Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith have made a mockery of the #MeToo Movement by remaining silent in the face of sexual assault accusations against former Vice President Joe Biden, Senate candidate Jason Lewis said.
“I don’t think you could come up with a greater insult to women,” the Republican said in a recent interview with The Minnesota Sun.
Both Smith and Klobuchar have endorsed Biden in the presidential race, and the senior senator is on a short list of possible running mates. The two praised Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
“Let us never forget what courage looks like,” Klobuchar wrote in a September 2018 tweet along with a picture of Ford.
Let us never forget what courage looks like. pic.twitter.com/2bRD8s8sda
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 15, 2019
Sen. Smith, whom Lewis is running against, called the allegations “very serious.”
“We must have a full and thorough investigation before anything else can happen with this nomination,” she said.
These are very serious allegations. Both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford have agreed to testify in front of the Judiciary Committee and that needs to happen. And we must have a full and thorough investigation before anything else can happen with this nomination.
— Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) September 17, 2018
Both senators voted against Kavanaugh’s nomination. However, when reached by Alpha News for comment on the Biden accusations, they were silent. The Daily Caller reached out to every Senate Democrat on the allegations, but didn’t receive a response from a single one.
Sen. Klobuchar finally broke her silence last week, saying she stands by Biden and is “proud to be supporting him.”
Biden has been accused by a former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, of sexually assaulting her in 1993. According to Reade’s account, Biden kissed her and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent.
“Think about this: if you are politicizing the #MeToo Movement for political gain, you’re politicizing the #MeToo Movement for partisan advantage in going after Brett Kavanaugh, but you look the other way elsewhere over more serious charges – albeit we still want the presumption of innocence no matter who it is – then it’s really not about protecting women in the workplace or any place else,” Lewis said in response.
“It’s about politics, which means you really don’t care about women. So why these folks should get the women’s vote is beyond me because, frankly, they’re almost mocking the whole thing,” he continued. “But look, these are the same people who thought Bill Clinton was the greatest thing since sliced bread.”
This is part two of a three part interview with former Congressman Jason Lewis.
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Amy Klobuchar” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.