"Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”

“We must #BelieveSurvivors. I’m proud to stand with my Democratic colleagues in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.”

“We need to listen to Dr. Ford and get to the bottom of these allegations.”

“In the face of a credible claim of sexual assault, corroborated by a therapist’s notes, the Senate must stop the rush to confirm Kavanaugh and look into this serious allegation. To elevate him to a lifetime appointment without doing so would be reckless and unconscionable.”

“I’ve seen and known women who are victims and survivors and violence. Mothers, sisters, and daughters must know that their pain is our pain.”

These are some of the comments offered during the nomination hearings in 2018 for Brett Kavanaugh, who was being considered for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The same people who wanted thorough investigations into accusations are very quiet these days.

During the hearings, Christine Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her. Democrats believed her story, no questions asked. Republicans, on the other hand, said Ford was a tool being used by the left-wing to keep Kavanaugh off the bench.

Now it’s 2020 and former Vice President Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee to face President Donald Trump in November.

Biden, however, is facing serious allegations about his own past.

Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Biden, has claimed that the former v.p. sexually assaulted her in 1993. Reade shortly after the alleged encounter was removed from her job.

Oh, how the prevailing winds have changed.

The Republicans are using Reade’s allegations to discredit Biden, while Democrats are doing everything in their power to discredit the accuser. Call it the Kavanaugh hearings reversed.

Biden last Friday said, “I recognize my responsibility to be a voice, an advocate, and a leader for the change in culture that has begun but is nowhere near finished. So I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago. They aren’t true. This never happened.”

Biden has picked up endorsements from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, among many others.

Of course, Trump has faced numerous allegations over the years and even paid off women to keep them quiet. Both men are backed by supporters who are hypocritical to their cores.

Everyone wants a full investigation into sexual assault allegations, unless it would hurt their “man for the job.”

I mostly believed Ford during her testimony and I tend to believe Reade’s accusations, which have been backed up by many people who remember her talking about Biden and what he did, back when it reportedly took place. Ford’s allegations concerned the judge when he was a teen, while Reade’s accusations surround Biden when he was in the U.S. Senate. Kavanaugh was up for a lifetime job, while Biden wants a job for four or possibly eight years.

It truly is shameful that Trump and Biden likely will be the two choices we will have this fall for president. Both men have gaping holes in their moral compasses.

If a person comes forth with sexual assault allegations – no matter who they are against and how long ago the acts took place – the accusations should get a full and complete investigation. Take politics out of the picture. Someone, somewhere should do a complete and thorough investigation and share the complete findings with the American public. We should want this for our candidates, regardless of party.

Then, if Democrats want to protect their very suspect candidate and Republicans want to continue to support their morally absent man for the job, so be it.

But enough of the kill the messenger and blame the victim games.