Before taking the moral high ground, one had better be certain that that ground is actually high.
The Intercept reports that a legal defense fund dedicated to paying for lawsuits against powerful men accused of sexual assault and impropriety refused to take the case of a former staffer’s accusation against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The accusation comes from Tara Reade, who in 1993 was a staffer for then-senator Biden. Not only does Reade allege there were several occasions in which Biden made her feel uncomfortable, but she also says explicitly that he pinned her against a wall and penetrated her with his fingers.
Reade said she told her best friend and brother at the time, and both of them recently recalled to the Intercept those conversations.
This week, she offered a more graphic account to liberal podcaster Katie Halper.
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) March 25, 2020
The National Women’s Law Center that houses the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund declined to take her case earlier this year on apparently legal grounds, saying any action against the former vice president would jeopardize the fund’s tax-exempt status — a rather curious defense.
But perhaps it had more to do with the firm that spearheads all public relations for the fund, SKDKnickerbocker, whose managing director, Anita Dunn, is the top political adviser to Biden — a rather curious fact.