Conservative group launches campaign accusing Democrats of hypocrisy on Kavanuagh, Biden

The conservative Judicial Crisis Network is putting six figures behind a new digital ad campaign accusing Democrats of being hypocritical in how they’ve addressed allegations of sexual assault against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJapan to possibly ease COVID-19 restrictions before Olympics 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday China supplies millions of vaccine doses to developing nations in Asia MORE and Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughThe ACLU's civil war over old values: Free speech only for the woke? McConnell sparks new Supreme Court fight Supreme Court confounding its partisan critics MORE.

The 30-second ad opens with clips of top Democrats saying they believe Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her in the early 1980s when they were both in high school.

“She told a story that was hard to tell,” said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democratic patience runs out on bipartisan talks NYC progressives anxiously watch Maya Wiley's ascent MORE (D-Mass.).


“I believe her, she is putting herself out there,” said Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisIt's past time we elect a Black woman governor Manchin rebuffs progressive push for infrastructure guarantee It's time for domestic workers to have rights MORE (D-Calif.).

“Women do not sit around making these things up,” said Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoSenate on collision course over Trump DOJ subpoenas Democrats mull overhaul of sweeping election bill White House gets back to pre-COVID-19 normality MORE (D-Hawaii).

“That’s what they said when Kavanaugh was accused with no evidence. But when their standard bearer is accused of sexual assault, nothing,” the narrator in the ad states. “Silence. It’s simple: Democrats believe the woman when believing the woman helps Democrats.”

Tara Reade has accused Biden of assaulting her when she worked in his Senate office in the 1990s.

Biden has denied the allegations and top Democrats have said they do not believe Reade’s allegations against him.

The Ford allegation was one of the biggest news stories of 2018, with Democrats marching with protesters to demand justice and calling on Kavanaugh to remove himself from consideration for an appointment to the Supreme Court.