Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) said on Wednesday that the sexual attack accusation against former Vice President Joe Biden should be examined, which raises questions over if other Democrats, such as Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), will also call for an investigation.
Wexton, who backed the former vice president in March, stated ” females are worthy of to be heard and taken seriously” about sexual assault allegations.
” The requirement by which we resolve any claims must never ever depend on who is involved or their political association,” Wexton said in a declaration provided to the Loudon Times-Mirror.
” These claims need to be investigated and thoroughly reviewed, specifically when a candidate for elected office is involved,” she included.
The freshman Democrat competed that “Biden has continued to react properly.”
” I stay a strong fan of Vice President Biden’s candidacy and believe he will offer the type of leadership that this country sorely requires,” Wexton stated.
Wexton’s require openness about the Biden allegation raises concerns over if other Virginia Democrats will likewise require an examination into the claims.
Rep. Elaine (D-VA), who ousted former Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) throughout the 2018 midterm elections, called for an investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s claims versus Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Luria likewise endorsed Biden in February.
” Victims of sexual assault must be safeguarded and supported, not damned,” Luria composed in September2018 “Dr. Christine Blasey Ford deserves our assistance, and until we, as a country, wait females, sexual attack will continue to be unacceptably prevalent in our society.”
Victims of sexual attack need to be secured and supported, not vilified. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford deserves our assistance and up until we, as a nation, stand by ladies, sexual assault will continue to be unacceptably common in our society. https://t.co/FKwdWwO9NA
— Elaine Luria (@ElaineLuriaVA) September 19, 2018
Congressional Management Fund (CLF) spokesperson Will Reinert said in a statement on Wednesday that Luria is neglecting Biden’s allegation to advance the Democrats’ interests.
” Now that the shoe is on the other foot, obviously Congresswoman Luria no longer thinks we need to ‘ think survivors,'” stated Reinert. “Party politics precedes for Luria, so she’ll gladly neglect even credible claims of sexual assaults, as long as it assists her party in 2020.”
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @ SeanMoran3