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Nicole Wallace: 'The right is operating a smear campaign against Biden'

Nicole Wallace: 'The right is operating a smear campaign against Biden'
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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace argued that "the right is running a smear campaign against Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate Democrats negotiating changes to coronavirus bill Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must to catch up WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year MORE" as the former vice president faces an allegation of sexual assault from former Senate staffer Tara Reade.

Wallace, a staunch critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE, made her comments while reacting to Biden's interview earlier Friday with MSNBC colleague Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiDe Blasio slams Cuomo: 'The bullying is nothing new' Brzezinski: 'You're not a patriot' if you don't support Trump impeachment Sean Penn jokes Russians hacked his hair in viral 'Morning Joe' appearance MORE, in which he denied the allegation. Biden also issued a statement saying the  alleged assault did not happen.

Top Democrats including House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote Clinton, Pelosi holding online Women's Day fundraiser with Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Gorman What good are the intelligence committees? MORE (Calif.) have defended Biden, saying they do not believe the allegations are true, while Republicans and the Trump campaign and conservative party leaders have accused Democrats and the media of a double standard when it comes to Biden and Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court faces landmark challenge on voting rights Will 'Cover-up Cuomo' be marching to 'Jail to the Chief'? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump teases on 2024 run MORE, who faced sexual misconduct allegations during his confirmation hearings in 2018.

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Trump has also faced several sexual assault accusations, including columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, but he has strongly denied the allegations.

"Let me just say this to you having once been a part of the Republican party. The right isn't running an intellectually honest operation to get to the bottom of whether Tara Reade was victimized. The right is running a smear campaign against Joe Biden," Wallace opined.

"The right wants to create some sort of equal playing field on which Donald Trump's more than two dozen, or nearly two dozen accusers sort of have some company on the other side," she added.

"The right is not running the same operation that the Democrats are running which is to try to ... have some consistency around statements that I think just about every elected Democrat has made about women in the context of the #MeToo movement," she also said.