At one point in our history, we were led to believe that the character of a man meant something. That the intangible qualities that he or she possesses are just as important, if not more important, than their achievements in life.
Nowadays, however, the American political scene is governed by an entirely different set of rules in which our elected officials arrive in Washington at the behest of corporations and the party elite, as opposed to arriving on any merit of their own.
Joe Biden is just such a man, whose presumptive nomination for the Democrats in 2020 is a function of the party itself and not of the public. You can tell that this is true by the fact that he has persisted through a number of scandals and allegations, one of which includes a credible accusation of sexual assault against him.
Now, a prominent Democratic Congresswoman has decided that, despite the fact that she believes Biden’s accuser, she is still going to vote for him.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Monday said she will vote for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election while insisting that she believes his former Senate staffer Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual assault.
“Believing survivors is consistent with my values,” Omar wrote on social media. “Yes, I endorsed against Biden and I didn’t pick him as our nominee. With that said, in this interview I did on May 6th, we talked about that and quotes aren’t always in context. I will vote for him and help him defeat Trump.”
Omar has long been a controversial figure in Washington, leading many to believe that she will almost certainly be a one-term Congresswoman.