While I clearly am supportive of the Me Too movement, I am also a skeptic. We must listen to allegations from women, but that doesn’t mean we have to always believe them.
I’ve handled at least four cases I can think of off the top of my head where the woman made accusations — some tremendously more serious than this — and then later admitted she had lied. It does happen.
Read this article from a prosecutor who explains why he is skeptical as well.
And then read Biden’s comments this morning denying that anything happened.
Basically, if you read the article and imagine how a defense attorney would handle it in a trial, you’d probably not find him guilty. Then again, the standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt” doesn’t apply to politics. Image is more important than fact.
Mind you, we Democrats tend to be very harsh on our own when these accusations are believable (see what happened to Al Franken). And what bugs me the most about this whole thing is seeing Republicans try to make this into an issue, given their candidate brags about sexually assaulting women.
Another reason why Democrats should have nominated Warren.