The soon to be nominee. A look back on Biden’s disgraceful handling of Anita Hill

Joe Biden is now the presumptive candidate for President and is being accused of sexually harassing someone nearly 30 years ago.

Whether or not Biden engaged in sexual harassment the fact remains that then Senator Biden enabled an accused sexual abuser to be confirmed to the US Supreme Court.

His chairing of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Clarence Thomas was the nominee was one of the most despicable performance in Senate history.

America has lived with the results of his incompetence and looking the other way for nearly 30 years.

I posted the following in April 2019.

via Biden’s disgraceful handling of Anita Hill hearing re-emerges

Biden’s disgraceful handling of Anita Hill hearing re-emerges

The book “Strange Justice” by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson is required reading and is the only exhibit needed to illustrate why Joe Biden should never be President.

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To really learn about the disgraceful manner in which Joe Biden treated Anita Hill during Clarence Thomas 1991 confirmation hearing the 1994 book provides in easy to understand language Biden’s role in foisting Clarence Thomas on the American public.

A position from which Clarence Thomas, the successor to iconic Justice Thurgood Marshall, has destroyed Civil Rights and American democracy for nearly 30 years.  

Excerpted from CNN 4.6.2019

(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden’s efforts to fend off criticism about his touchy, intimate style with women has renewed scrutiny of his leadership in 1991 when the Senate heard law professor Anita Hill’s sexual harassment claims against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

 

That episode could ultimately present more of a problem for Biden as he considers a 2020 presidential run. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time, he has long had to defend himself against complaints that he did not take Hill’s allegations seriously and, after being pressured to hold a hearing on her claims, presided over a circus-like forum in which Hill was humiliated.
Hill, then a law professor at the University of Oklahoma and now at Brandeis University, alleged that Thomas harassed her with talk of pornography when she worked for him in the 1980s at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Education.
In Biden’s most recent statements on the episode, he described the senators who took Hill’s testimony as “a bunch of white guys … a committee that didn’t fully understand what the hell it was all about.”
“We knew a lot less about the extent of harassment back then, over 30 years ago,” Biden said last month in New York, adding of Hill, “she paid a terrible price. She was abused for the hearing. … Her reputation was attacked. I wish I could have done something.”
Yet Biden, as committee chairman, was no helpless bystander, and his actions at the time contrasted with others in his own category of “white guys.”