Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Psaki didn’t reply immediately Sunday when requested whether or not Biden believes both Bennett’s or Cuomo’s account, however stated the president “has been constant that he believes that each girl ought to be heard, ought to be handled with respect and with dignity.”
“Charlotte ought to be handled with respect and dignity. So ought to Lindsey,” Psaki stated. “And there ought to be an unbiased assessment trying into these allegations. And that’s actually one thing [Biden] helps and we consider ought to transfer ahead as shortly as potential.”
Pressed additional by host Dana Bash on whether or not Biden believes the “essence” of the allegations in opposition to Cuomo are actual, Psaki replied: “Of course, Dana. He believes — that’s why I stated — he believes that each girl who comes ahead ought to be handled with dignity and respect.”
Psaki described the accusations by Boylan and Bennett as “critical,” and stated particularly of Bennett’s account to the Times: “It was arduous to learn that story, as a lady.”
Cuomo has denied Boylan’s claims, and he instructed the Times in an announcement that he “by no means made advances” towards Bennett or supposed “to behave in any approach that was inappropriate.” He additionally stated he had requested an unbiased assessment of the allegations.
The sexual harassment accusations come as Cuomo stays embroiled in a scandal associated to his administration’s undercounting of nursing house deaths in New York as a result of coronavirus.