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Psaki Dodges Questions On Why Kamala Hasn’t Spoken Out On Cuomo After Doing So With Kavanaugh

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly dodged questions during Tuesday’s news conference on why Vice President Kamala Harris has not spoken out about the sexual misconduct allegations that have been made against New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo after she spoke out against the allegations made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“Vice President Kamala Harris was one of the most vocal critics of justice Brett Kavanaugh, of Senator Al Franken, when they faced similar allegations. She said repeatedly, ‘I believe them, the women,’ but she hasn’t said anything about the three women who are accusing Governor Andrew Cuomo,” Fox News reporter Kristen Fisher said. “And now this third accuser in Anna Ruch, she actually worked for the Biden-Harris campaign. So at what point is the first female vice president going to say something about this?”

“Well, I know that’s how the vice president continues to feel and the benefit of doing a briefing every day is that I can certainly speak on behalf of the president and the vice president,” Psaki responded. “And so let me reiterate that they both believe that every woman coming forward should be heard, should be treated with dignity, and treated with respect. As you all know, the New York Attorney General will oversee an independent investigation with subpoena power and the governor’s office said he will fully cooperate and we certainly support that moving forward.”

Fisher again pressed Psaki on if the American public can expect to hear from either President Joe Biden or Harris on the issue, to which Psaki said that she represents them and “that’s the representation of their points.”

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