“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg cast doubt on former Democratic senator Lucy Flores’ claim that potential presidential candidate Joe Biden inappropriately touched her in 2014.
She criticized Flores for waiting five years to speak out and suggested that the length of time brought the validity of her story.
It was an odd stance for Goldberg to take, considering liberals’ insistence that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford be believed without question even though 37 years had passed since Kavanaugh allegedly abused her.
Flores claims the former vice president unexpectedly placed his hands on her shoulders, sniffed her hair, and slowly kissed the top of her head during a campaign event.
“It would have been nice if she had turned to him and said, ‘You know what, J, I don’t really like this, please don’t do this’ or ‘Mr. Vice President, I’m not really comfortable this,’” Goldberg chided Flores.
“I want women to get to the place where they can say, ‘Hey, you just made me uncomfortable,’” she continued. “This idea that you have to tiptoe away from this, you have to carry...you don’t have to carry it. If someone makes you uncomfortable, tell them.”
“Stop mischaracterizing stuff. Don’t sit and wait and say ‘I’m uncomfortable’ on national television, because it makes us suspect of your thoughts.”
Goldberg’s take on all this was strange considering how many liberals and maintream media outlets dogpiled on anyone who suggested that Ford’s accusation against Kavanaugh could be questioned in the least due to how long it took for her to come out with it.
“Millions of women understand Christine Blasey Ford’s decades of silence,” wrote the Washington Post.
Reporter Lauren Ritchie of the Orlando Sentinel scolded anyone who questioned the timing of Ford’s claim, denouncing such questions as “man-thought,” even when women were asking question, too.
“For shame, folks,” she wrote.
Biden responded to Flores’ accusation by acknowledging that he’s physically affectionate but insisting that “not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately.”