One of the founders of Politico admitted that he wants presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to become president at all cost, even if justice will be brought to woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Biden should her allegation be proved true.
Martin Tolchin, a co-founder of Politico and The Hill as well as a former member of The Times Washington bureau on Tuesday, May 5, wrote a letter to The New York Times Editorial Board criticizing its call for Biden to be investigated over sexual assault allegations made by his former Senate staffer, Tara Reade.
Last week, The Times Editorial Board called on the Democratic National Committee to investigate Biden, saying that they “have a duty to assure the public that the accusations are being taken seriously.”
“The Democratic National Committee should move to investigate the matter swiftly and thoroughly, with the full cooperation of the Biden campaign,” the board wrote, adding Biden should receive the same “vigorous” scrutiny as then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Tolchin responded to the Times by essentially saying that he did not care about the truth regarding the allegations because it could damage the chance for Democrats to beat President Donald Trump.
“I totally disagree with this editorial. I don’t want an investigation. I want a coronation of Joe Biden,” Tolchin wrote according to the New York Times. “I don’t want justice, whatever that may be. I want a win, the removal of Donald Trump from office, and Mr. Biden is our best chance.”
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“Suppose an investigation reveals damaging information concerning his relationship with Tara Reade or something else, and Mr. Biden loses the nomination to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or someone else with a minimal chance of defeating Mr. Trump,” he added. “Should we really risk the possibility?”
Reade claims that she was sexually assaulted in 1993 while she worked for then-Sen. Biden. As of Tuesday, at least six people have corroborated Reade’s allegations, bringing more evidence that supports Reade’s credibility than Christine Blasey Ford’s—who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.
“She[Ford] was unable to produce any corroborating, contemporaneous witnesses to demonstrate that she had mentioned the alleged assault to anyone—or even that she had ever met Kavanaugh,” Fox News Gregg Re reported. “In fact, Ford’s friend Leland Keyser would expressly contradict Ford’s narrative, saying it ‘just didn’t make any sense.'”
“Nevertheless, Ford’s accusation immediately reverberated throughout the nation’s political landscape and dominated the coverage of every major media organization. Virtually all Democratic senators called for a serious inquiry, if not Kavanaugh’s withdrawal from consideration for the Supreme Court,” he added.