White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to the many sexual harassment allegations against President Joe Biden during a press briefing Wednesday. She swiftly answered that those allegations had been “heavily litigated” during the campaign and moved the topic back to the president’s call for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign.
A reporter pointed out the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Biden, including the time that he skinny-dipped in front of female secret service agents. Tara Reade, his former Senate aide, has also accused Biden of sexually assaulting her.
“Should there be an independent investigation of the allegations against the president as there was for Cuomo?” The reporter asked.
“Well first I would say the president has been clear and outspoken about the importance of women being respected and having their voices heard and being allowed to tell their stories and people treating them with respect,” she said. “That has long been his policy and continues to be his policy.”
“That was heavily litigated during the campaign, I understand you’re eager to come back to it, but I don’t have anything further other than to repeat that he has called for the governor to resign,” Psaki added.
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It was announced earlier on Tuesday that an investigation found that Cuomo had subjected multiple women to sexually charged comments and inappropriate touching. The New York Attorney General Letitia James also said that Cuomo had been involved in a pressure campaign to keep his accusers silenced.
James said that the governor had violated both federal and state law but would not face criminal charges. Several top Democrats, including the president, have called for Cuomo’s resignation in light of the report.