Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon just praised the Democrat who is challenging Nancy Pelosi for her congressional seat after the speaker of the house defended presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from the sexual assault allegations against him.
Sarandon expressed her support for self-described “democratic socialist” Shahid Buttar after Pelosi defended Biden during a Thursday press conference.
“I have complete respect for the whole #MeToo movement,” Pelosi said according to Breitbart News. “There’s also due process, the fact that Joe Biden is Joe Biden. There have been statements from former employees around his office that there was never any record of this… I am so proud, the happiest day for me this week was to support Joe Biden for president of the United States.”
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This did not sit well with the “Thelma & Louise” star. “In November, San Francisco has the opportunity to vote for someone willing to speak up even when it’s not politically expedient,” Sarandon tweeted. “Check out @ShahidForChange.”
In November, San Francisco has the opportunity to vote for someone willing to speak up even when it’s not politically expedient.
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) May 1, 2020
Biden has denied the allegations made by Reade, who claims he assaulted her when she was working as a Senate staffer in his office back in 1993. “It is not true. I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened and it didn’t,” Biden said Friday morning while appearing on “Morning Joe.” “I don’t remember any type of complaint she may have made. It was 27 years ago. And I don’t remember, nor does anyone else that I’m aware of. The fact is that I don’t remember. I don’t remember any complaint ever having been made.”
Both Biden and Pelosi had previously preached about the importance of “believing all women” when now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault two years ago, making a mockery of his confirmation hearings. They are being criticized now for changing their tune simply because a Democrat was accused.