Jim Messina: ‘Ridiculous’ for McConnell to Claim Double Standard in Media Coverage of Biden, Kavanaugh
MESSINA: "I think it’s ridiculous. I mean, the media has done a very credible job in the last 2 1/2 years of this Time’s Up movement about investigating these things, about moving forward. And let’s be honest, if it wasn’t for the media, we wouldn’t know about half of the accusers against Donald Trump. And the media was the only way we had to get any investigation into Kavanaugh, right? Because Mitch McConnell wouldn’t do a full investigation, truncated it, and we only know about what we know because of the media. So this double standard thing is just politics. And I know we’re in the political season, Stephanie, and you and I understand where we’re at. But in this case, there’s a real difference between the media looking into these allegations, which is what they have done to Tara Reade and what they did to Brett Kavanaugh, and Mitch McConnell, who got that process over as fast as he could get it over to protect the nominee for the Supreme Court."