Bidens Admirers and Hopeful Running-mates Avoiding Questions About Sexual Assault


Sourced from, Potential Biden running mates not asked about sex assault allegation published in Fox News, April 27, 2020. A video of Tara Reade’s mother, who accused Joe Biden of past sexual assault in a 1993 episode of CNN’s "Larry King Live," resurfaced on Friday, April 24, 2020. In the video, Reade’s mother expressed the problems that her daughter faced while working as a staffer for the then-U.S. senator from Delaware.

Reade's story first resurfaced in an article in The Intercept on March 24. Podcast host Katie Halper then interviewed Reade, who said that in 1993 a more senior member of Biden's staff asked her to bring the then-senator his gym bag near the U.S. Capitol building, which led to the encounter. According to Reade, Biden greeted her with her name, and then they ended up alone. She was wearing a business skirt because “it was a hot day,” and Biden pinned her up against the wall, penetrated her with his fingers, and kissed her. Biden then asked her if she wanted “to go somewhere else.” After she pulled away, he apparently said “Come on, man. I heard you liked me.”

Reade said she tried to share her story last year, but nobody listened to her. Earlier this month, she filed a criminal complaint against Biden with police in Washington, D.C.

Biden’s campaign has denied the allegations, claiming them to be “false.” Conservatives, progressive Democrats, and #MeToo movement supporters are angered by the lack of response toward the allegations.

CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Georgia Stacey Abrams about her ambitions to be Biden’s running mate on “State of the Union” but didn’t ask about the allegations. Senator Amy Klobuchar appeared on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” but Tapper didn’t ask her about the claims, either.

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