The following article, Joe Biden Gives Serial Sex Abuser Heaps of Praise as Resignation Looms, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Sometimes it feels as though our elected officials have simply given up the ghost when it comes to decency and common sense. They appear to act pressured to toe certain company lines even when other, far more serious lines in the sand have been crossed.
President Joe Biden has provided us with a fairly grand example of this notion this week, as he applauded the work of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, despite the fact that he’s been found to be a serial sexual abuser who terrorized those around him with his unconscionable behavior.
When asked to assess New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s time in office, Biden said he had done a “hell of a job,” Politico reports. “I mean, both on everything from access to voting to infrastructure to the whole range of things,” the president said. “That’s why it’s so sad.”
“Women should be believed when they make accusations … and the judgment was made that what they said was correct. That’s one thing,” Biden said. ” The question is, ‘Did he do a good job at infrastructure?’ That was the question. He did.”
The White House Press Secretary would later seek to clarify what was meant in Biden’s words, (as they often find themselves tending to the President’s record), stating that the question was about infrastructure only, and that no positivity toward Cuomo’s behavior should be inferred.
This deflection appears to be refuted in the original record, however, with the alleged “sadness” of the situation belying a sort of affectation or empathy for the disgraced Democratic governor.
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