The democratic candidate for the White House Joe Biden unveiled Thursday the personalities who will help her choose her colistière, to become, in case of victory, the first vice-president of the United States, while the pressure increases for it to meet an accusation of sexual assault.
Former vice-president of Barack Obama, Joe Biden had announced in march that he would choose a woman to be his colistière in the Us presidential election that will oppose the republican Donald Trump on 3 November.
The selection committee is led by four personalities: the mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, a former senator, Christopher J. Dodd, a elected of the House of representatives, Lisa Blunt, and a former advisor to Joe Biden in the vice-presidency and the Senate, Cynthia C. Hogan.
The applicant had explained on Wednesday that the complex process of selection, which must include a thorough examination of the past and background of each candidate, could last until July.
Among the big names that are circulating: senators Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, who had tried in 2018 to become the first woman governor black of the United States, or the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.
All have between 46 and 59 years, an important point since Joe Biden, 77 years old, would be the oldest president to enter the White House.
They have so far avoided calling Joe Biden to explain himself on the serious accusations from a woman, Tara Reade, who claims he sexually assaulted her in 1993, when he was a senator.
Mr. Biden has strongly denied through his spokesman, in mid-April, but call for silence on the subject. With the recent publication of new elements, the pressure mounts for it to be explained.
For 45 minutes Thursday, american champion football Megan Rapinoe was interviewed live on Instagram, but did not mention the issue. Many comments regret his silence.
Joe Biden was recalled on Wednesday night, his involvement in the fight to end violence against women and sexual assault.
Some allies have defended publicly this week.
“I know Joe Biden and I think he told the truth and that this has not happened,” said Stacey Abrams on CNN on Tuesday.
The president democrat in the House of representatives Nancy Pelosi, who has declared his support this week, has affirmed his “total respect” for the movement #MeToo. But ” there is also the presumption of innocence “, she added.
Joe Biden ” is a very integrated […]. He is the author of the law against violence against women “, adopted in 1994, she said.
Some accuse Nancy Pelosi as well as the colistières potential of Joe Biden of hypocrisy, since they had declared to believe the woman who had accused him of sexual assault, the judge is conservative Brett Kavanaugh, in full confirmation process for a seat on the supreme Court. Nancy Pelosi had done after the long hearing, under oath, Christine Blasey Ford at the Congress in 2018.
Nancy Pelosi “is hypocritical,” responded minority leader republican in the House, Kevin McCarthy.
“The democrats and their “two weights two measures” become really tiring “, has tweeted the campaign team for the re-election of Donald Trump in 2020.