Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s ex-aide Tara Reade, who has accused Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, on Tuesday, April 28, slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for endorsing him for president.
“I voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016,” Reade told Fox News. “I voted for her in the primary. I’m a lifelong Democrat. But yet, what I see now is someone enabling a sexual predator and it was my former boss, Joe Biden, who raped me.”
“Hillary Clinton has a history of enabling powerful men to cover up their sexual predatory behaviors and their inappropriate sexual misconduct,” she added. “We don’t need that for this country. We don’t need that for our new generation coming up that wants institutional rape culture to change.”
Clinton together with Biden hosted a virtual town hall Tuesday, talking about abuse against women and the spike in domestic violence amid the CCP Virus pandemic. Both ignored to address Reade’s assault allegation.
A little hint about who the surprise guest will be for @JoeBiden‘s 3pm ET town hall today:
(She’s excited.) pic.twitter.com/iGHo6a6G1s
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 28, 2020
“I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our president,” Clinton told Biden.
“Just think of what a difference it would make right now if we had a president who not only listened to the science, put fact over fiction, but brought us together, showed the kind of compassion and caring that we need from our president and which Joe Biden has been exemplifying throughout his entire life,” Clinton said.
After a “Larry King Live” clip from 1993 showing Reader’s mother calling in to the show and alluding to her daughter’s “problems” with a “prominent senator” from Delaware resurfaced, at least five different people have corroborated details of Reade’s account.
More than a month after Reade’s accusation against Biden, he remains silent though he has conducted numerous interviews. The only responses from Biden have come through his campaign, which vehemently denied the accusation. Reade, by contrast, vowed to continue to tell her story.
“I will not be smeared, dismissed, or ignored. I stand in truth and I will keep speaking out,” Reade told Fox News.