A shocking story surfaced over the weekend. As Ex-Vice President and Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden’s campaign drastically increased payments to a public relations company after the #MeToo advocacy group founded by one of that firm’s partners began considering an allegation against him.
Breitbart News reported that:
Federal Election Commission filings indicate Biden’s campaign paid SKDKinckerbocker more than $806,000 in the first two months of this year. The money, supposedly used for direct mail fundraising, dwarfed what the public relations firm was paid the year prior.
In February the National Women’s Law Center Program Director revealed to [accuser Tara] Reade they “wanted to let you know that after our conversation I talked further with our Director, Sharyn Tejani, about our ability to offer funding or public relations support in your case. Unfortunately, the Fund’s decision remains the same.”
Then added, “Please know how much I appreciate your courage in speaking out and appreciate what you shared over the phone, that you are speaking out so that your daughter and other young people can start their careers free of harassment.”
“As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the National Women’s Law Center is restricted in how it can spend its funds, including restrictions that pertain to candidates running for election,” NWLC spokeswoman Maria Patrick told when asked why the organizing declined to provide funds to Reade. In addition, “Our decision on whether or not to provide certain types of support to an individual should not be interpreted as our validation or doubt of the truthfulness of the person’s statements. Regardless, our support of workers who come forward regarding workplace sexual harassment remains unwavering.”
Last April, several women came forward with stories of Biden acting inappropriately as well. Biden would respond, “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and: comfort. And not once – never – did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.”
Yet counselor Cleta Mitchell, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP stated, “If they as an advocacy group that publicizes incidents of sexual harassment, their failure to publicize this one is likely more problematic, as they appear to be making a decision to protect a prominent political candidate.”
Curious how Biden & company might explain this one.