Psaki Dodges Questions On Why VP Harris Hasn’t Spoken Out On Gov. Cuomo After Doing So With Kavanaugh

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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KRISTEN FISHER, FOX NEWS REPORTER: Question about Governor Andrew Cuomo. 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. 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?

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JEN PSAKI: 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. 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: But as you know, it’s one thing to hear it from you, and it’s appreciated, but it’s another thing to hear it from the vice president or the president himself. Can we expect to hear from either of them on this topic anytime soon?

PSAKI: Well, again, I’m speaking on their behalf. That’s how they feel. They’re personally both view this as a situation where both, all of the women coming forward, should be treated with dignity and respect and should have their voices heard. And that’s the representation of their points.

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