(ConservativePeak.Com)- If anyone should understand the importance of due process when it comes to accusations of sexual assault, it’s presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Even after being accused of sexually assaulting former Senate staffer Tara Reade in the Senate in 1993, Biden is promising to strip students accused of the same thing of the due process that protects their rights.
Biden vowed on Wednesday to reverse measures put in place by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that stop universities from kicking out students without sufficient evidence that an assault took place.
DeVos announced the new measures that reverse Obama-era rules that allowed a single person to act as investigator, judge, jury, and executor in a case that could determine the future of a student’s life.
Biden has strongly opposed the measures, instead favoring the rules put in place under his time as vice president, which damn the falsely accused to a life of being known as a sex offender even if the accusation wasn’t supported by sufficient evidence.
According to The Hill, Biden believes the new rules are “wrong” and that the measures are an attempt to “shame and silence” sexual assault victims.
What, like the way Biden’s supporters are shaming and silencing Tara Reade? Not only has Biden said she is lying, but many of Biden’s supporters have admitted they believe her but will be supporting Biden in November anyway.
Biden committed to ending the new rules should he be elected president.
“It will be put to a quick end in January 2021, because as president, I’ll be right where I always have been throughout my career – on the side of survivors, who deserve to have their voices heard, their claims taken seriously and investigated, and their rights upheld,” he said.
He just didn’t explain why he opposed more than one person being allowed to investigate and decide whether evidence is sufficient.
Biden said that he thinks the new rule would “dissuade survivors from coming forward,” and that “survivors deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and when they step forward they should be heard, not silence.”
The only problem? The new rules don’t silence anybody – they just require evidence before kicking out students who have been accused.