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McConnell Highlights 1991 Biden Comments Regarding Presumption of Innocence

"My colleagues would do well to remember this common-sense principle. After all, this is America. Every American understands the presumption of innocence," McConnell said Wednesday.

By NTK Staff | 09.26.2018 @11:01am

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) highlighted comments that former Vice President Joe Biden made during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991, regarding the presumption of innocence.

McConnell started his opening statement by attacking Senate Democrats for saying that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh “does not deserve the presumption of innocence,” regarding allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

“Well, it won’t surprise you to know Mr. President, the Democrats haven’t always taken that position. Back in 1991, when our friend Senator Joe Biden was the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, he had this to say,” McConnell said, before reading remarks from Biden on the presumption of Thomas’s innocence.

“My colleagues would do well to remember this common-sense principle. After all, this is America. Every American understands the presumption of innocence,” McConnell said.

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