Tara Reade, who accused President Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her when she worked as a staffer for his Senate office in the 1990s, responded on Wednesday to White House comments that the accusations she made against Biden were “heavily litigated,” with the assumption that Biden hadn’t been found guilty of any wrongdoing.
“Ask Psaki: Did I miss the investigation and litigation?” Reade tweeted. “I sure did not miss the smears and attacks on my character during Joe Biden’s campaign as I came forward. Was it safe to come forward? I think not.”
Biden denied the allegations vehemently on the campaign trail, but the few media sources that did cover the story at first soon dropped it, other than the few that wrote stories questioning Reade’s credibility.
When Steve Nelson of the New York Post asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if there should be an independent investigation into Biden’s treatment of women, she devolved into platitudes about how he “has been clear and outspoken about the importance of women being respected and having their voices heard and being allowed to tell their stories and people treating them with respect.”
Biden is being hypocritical about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) in calling for his resignation because of sexual harassment of staffers, but then, where would Washington be without hypocrisy (on both sides)? Probably quite the ghost town.
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