by Tyler Olson
Nine U.S. senators who have gotten buzz as potential picks to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate were in the Senate in 2018 when Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was roiled by accusations of sexual assault.
They did not hold back in their condemnation of the court pick and in their calls for the accusers’ claims to be fully investigated. Now, Biden’s presidential campaign also is grappling with a developing accusation of sexual assault from the 1990s — which aides have adamantly denied. But most of those same senators have not commented on this allegation, or have downplayed it.