Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her when she was working for him as a Senate aide back in the early 1990s, fired back at the president this week after he said that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) should resign if he’s found guilty of sexual misconduct. She also lashed out at “the media” for failing to hold Biden “accountable” over her sexual assault claims.
“The alarming deflection and compliance of the media to allow Joe Biden to negate his own sexual misconduct is predictable but still shocking as a survivor to be so publicly erased,” Reade told Fox News.
“The trauma I experienced by Biden was very real,” she added. “The fact he is calling for another official’s investigation and possible criminal sanctions for similar charges is showing the height of arrogance about never being accountable for his own.”
“Joe Biden got away with sexually harassing and assaulting me in 1993 and other women have also come forward with similar complaints,” Reade continued. “Joe Biden ascended to the Presidency anyway. There will be a reckoning for Joe Biden one day for the sexual misconduct, the truth will prevail and he will not silence me.”
This comes after Biden addressed the sexual misconduct claims that have been made against Cuomo by multiple female former aides.
“A woman should be presumed to be telling the truth and should not be scapegoated and become victimized by her coming forward,” Biden said. “But there should be an investigation to determine whether what she says is true. That’s what’s going on now.”
“And you’ve been very clear, if the investigation confirms the claims, he’s gone,” said ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“That’s what I think happens,” Biden replied. “And, by the way, it may very well be that there could be a criminal prosecution that is attached to it. … I’ve started with the presumption [that] it takes a lot of courage for a woman to come forward. Some are not … anyway. It takes a lot of courage to come forward and so the presumption is [that] it should be taken seriously and it should be investigated. And that’s what’s underway now.”
EXCLUSIVE: @GStephanopoulos on Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "If the investigation confirms the claims of the women, should he resign?"
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