This continued mystifying Biden bump for president from supposed people on the left is just bizarre. His behavior with Anita Hill should be enough to disqualify him, especially that he continues to be terrible when discussing her.
“I am so sorry if she believed that. I am so sorry that she had to go through what she went through. Think of the courage it took for her to come forward,” Biden replied.
“I feel really badly that she didn’t feel like the process worked, but I tell you what, I said something at the time that proved to be right. I said this is going to be the start of a fundamental change of what constitutes harassment in the workplace and people are going to begin to change.”
Great call, Joe.
“There were three women who were ready and waiting and subpoenaed to be giving testimony about similar behavior that they had experienced or witnessed. He failed to call them,” Anita Hill, now a professor at Brandeis, told HuffPost Live in 2015. “There also were experts who could have given real information as opposed to the misinformation that the Senate was giving… and helped the public understand sexual harassment. He failed to call them.”
“[N]either he nor any other senator had spoken to Hill in an effort to draw an independent judgment about her credibility,” Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, who co-wrote Strange Justice, noted of Biden’s involvement.
Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, who worked on Hill’s legal team, has denied Biden’s claim that he’d believed additional testimony would weaken Hill’s case, calling it “absolutely, unequivocally, categorically, and positively false.”
“I feel really badly that she didn’t feel like the process worked.” JFC Joe.
Of course, we know the real reason Hill doesn’t disqualify Biden for a lot of supposed progressives because he’s a white male and she’s a black female.