Reporter Asks Psaki: Should Biden Be Investigated for Alleged Sexual Harassment?

By Susan Jones | August 5, 2021 | 5:29am EDT
Then-Vice President Joe Biden leans into Stephanie Carter, wife of then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter who was speaking at the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Then-Vice President Joe Biden leans into Stephanie Carter, wife of then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter who was speaking at the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Given the mostly softball questions normally tossed to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, this one was surprising:

"A lot of men in politics have been accused of sexual harassment, a reporter told Psaki on Wednesday:

"President Biden was accused by female Secret Service agents of skinny dipping in front of them, offending them, according to former Washington Post reporter Ronald Kessler, who's an author as well. His former Senate aide Tara Reade accused him of sexual assault. The Washington Post and the New York Times published multiple accounts of women who objected to the way President Biden touched them.

"Should there be an independent investigation of allegations into the President as there was into Governor Cuomo?"

Psaki gave a non-response response:

"Well first I would say the president has been clear and outspoken about the importance of women being respected and having their voices heard and being allowed to tell their stories and people treating them with respect. That has long been his policy, continues to be his policy.

"That--those were--that was heavily litigated during the campaign. I understand you're eager to come back to it but I don't have anything further other than to repeat that he has called for the governor to resign."

"Go ahead," she said, moving on to the next question.


Also See:

Biden: Reade's Accusation 'Not True'; ‘I Don’t Remember Any Type of Complaint She May Have Made’ (May 1, 2020)

Pelosi Closes Book on Biden Sex-Assault Allegation: ‘I Believe Him…But I'm Not Going to Answer This Question Again’ (May 6, 2020)

Joe Biden Promises to ‘Make Systemic Changes to Address Sexual Harassment’ (Oct. 28, 2020)

Ex-Husband: Reade ‘Related a Problem That She Was Having at Work Regarding Sexual Harassment in…Joe Biden’s Office’ (May 8, 2020)

Pelosi Says She is 'Satisfied' With Biden's Response to the Sexual Assault Allegation Against Him (April 30, 2020)

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