Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has thus far attempted to keep personnel files from his lengthy stint in the Senate secret by refusing to authorize their release. The files are subject to increased scrutiny amid an allegation of sexual assault against Biden from one of his former Senate staffers, Tara Reade.
However, Biden’s attempts to bury the information are likely coming to an end.
While appearing on Fox News on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed the Biden will not be able to stall the release for long.
“When you run for president of the United States, your life is an open book,” McConnell said, according to The Hill. “I can’t imagine that Vice President Biden is not going to have to participate in releasing all of the information related to the allegations.”
McConnell went on to point out that running for president is knowing your life will be “opened up to scrutiny.”
“It’s a very challenging thing to run for president. And I think everyone who’s done that has realized that their entire life is opened up to scrutiny,” McConnell told Fox, according to The Hill. “And I think that’s happening to Vice President Biden and they shouldn’t be surprised.”