In October of 2018, the standard was set. #BelieveAllWomen was trending on Twitter and alleged victims from all walks of life felt an unmatched sense of empowerment to come out of the shadows and share their past grievances against what seemed to be universally male aggressors. The #MeToo movement was born, taking down everyone in its path — actors, directors, business leaders, news anchors, you name it — with the Left largely laying blame along partisan lines.
The catalyst behind the #MeToo movement was the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was positioned to fill the vacancy left by former Justice Anthony Kennedy. As the second SCOTUS appointment by President Donald Trump, the Left was determined to destroy Kavanaugh and ruin his career and leading the effort was actress-turned-liberal activist Alyssa Milano.
“Every person who refuses to loudly and openly reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is telling every generation of Americans that an alleged abuser’s career is more valuable than a survivor’s humanity. And the highest court in our land is no place for an alleged sexual offender to sit,” said Milano back in September of 2018.
Fast forward to 2020. Senator Joe Biden all but captures the Democratic nomination and a series of sexual allegations begin plaguing the euphoria of the Left as they secure their 2020 challenger to President Trump. To them, the end of Trump’s tyrannical reign appears to be in sight, but not before a string of women begin attesting that Biden himself touched them inappropriately throughout the years, allegedly perpetrating unwanted and unprompted advancements.
However, perhaps no allegation has been more earth-shattering than Tara Reade’s, a former Senate aide who worked for Biden. Reade attests that Biden sexually assaulted her in the halls of Congress back in 1993.
“There was no exchange, really, he just had me up against the wall,” said Reade as she detailed the encounter while on a podcast with Katie Halper back in March. “I remember it happened all at once… his hands were on me and underneath my clothes.” Reade goes onto claim Biden then penetrated her with his fingers.
For argument sake, let’s again take a look back at 2018 and the events that transpired during the Kavanaugh accusations. The outrage that followed the unsubstantiated and inconsistent allegations against a seemingly decent man who had nothing but a stellar reputation throughout his career, was like nothing this country had ever seen.
The mainstream media worked overtime, crafting wall-to-wall coverage that consisted of them parading the latest accuser across our screens and immediately deeming her “brave” despite no supporting evidence. Protests erupted across the country, often led by Hollywood celebrities, including Milano, where they screamed for justice and defiled anyone who called for due process. Governmental institutions were violated by angry protesters, shouting at congressmen who felt compelled to believe Kavanaugh. Not to mention the vitriol coming from Democratic leadership as they jubilantly threw Kavanaugh’s entire life into a tailspin for political gain.
The difference between Reade’s allegations and the Kavanaugh accusers, is that several former colleagues recall Reade sharing her alleged assault with them back in 1993 when the incident was said to have occurred. However, the propagators of #BelieveAllWomen have no shame when it comes to instituting a double standard if it means they get something out of it.
“I just don’t feel comfortable throwing away a decent man that I’ve known for 15 years in this time of complete chaos without there being a thorough investigation and I’m sure that the mainstream media would be jumping all over this…if they found more evidence through their investigation.” Milano said of Biden in an interview with Andy Cohen in April. “So I’m just sort of staying quiet about it.”
In another interview with Buzzfeed, Milano clarified that she would still be endorsing Biden for president, further affirming Reade’s allegations weren’t enough to waver her party loyalty.
“I don’t go into these decisions ever lightly or without great thought and also research,” continued Milano. “I think when we get into this place of believing women, regardless of giving men due process, it actually does more harm to the movement than good.”
To take it a step further, Newsbusters compiled a list of 95 celebrities who soiled Kavanaugh’s reputation but have remained silent on Biden’s accuser, including Lady Gaga, Debra Messing, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Somewhere in Washington, Kavanaugh has to be scratching his head. Where was this credence to due process when women, some of whom had never met Kavanaugh, were accusing him of gang rape? The man sits on the highest court in the land and was found innocent despite the crap storm created by the Left, and he’s still referred to as a rapist. Imagine, he’s reached the pinnacle of a career, a career he’s worked decades for, and he will never be seen as legitimate or credible by Milano and the same people throwing their support behind Biden.
Let’s not forget Biden was captured on video throughout the years, inappropriately touching women, defying boundaries, and causing discomfort. Meanwhile Kavanaugh, who isn’t a particularly partisan figure apart from being appointed by Trump, is not a Democratic figurehead, which will forever be his greatest crime. Biden is, and even more so, he’s the Left’s only chance at defeating Trump in 2020, so you better believe he will be protected until Democrats don’t need him anymore.
Kavanaugh’s crystal ball is Republican-appointed Justice Clarence Thomas who was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill back in 1991. The incident nearly derailed his confirmation and 30 years later he’s still not fully acquitted in the court of public opinion.
Ironically, Milano’s new take on due process is the correct one and should be celebrated. However, how can you rejoice in the fact that Democrats found it in their heart to practice a key tenant of civil liberties, knowing very well that standard won’t hold true for Republicans or anyone associated with them? Furthermore, Milano has not actually followed through on her enlightened position by demanding that Biden be held to the #MeToo standard, and Reade be given her day in court.