Pelosi says she's "satisfied" with how Biden has responded to Reade allegations

Pelosi says she's

Pelosi says she's "satisfied" with how Biden has responded to Reade allegations

But yet what I see now is someone enabling a sexual predator, and it was my former boss, Joe Biden, who raped me.

Biden spoke as the furor surrounding the claim by Reade continues to grow, despite a statement issued by his campaign on April 13 which said the incident "absolutely did not happen".

Democrats are similarly sticking by Biden so far.

"I have to support her just because that's what happened". And I think everyone that's done that has realized their entire life is opened up to scrutiny. "But the pressures are now such that he's got to respond". In an era when Democratic leaders stress the urgency of empowering sexual assault victims to tell their story, Reade's charges have been eagerly seized by Republicans as a political weapon. "And in this allegation, that is what Tara Reade has done", Gillibrand said.

It is a familiar predicament for Democrats.

Senator Sanders had bitterly clashed with Mrs Clinton when they contested their party's 2016 primary. "The truth is that this election is going to be awful for women, no matter what we do".

The Biden campaign argued that there was no validity to Reade's allegation.

That may change in the coming days. A Biden campaign spokesperson said the allegations are false.

"In an email to her supporters, Clinton said the world today looks very different than 2016". But her story kept re-emerging. She said she later filed a complaint to the Senate about the treatment she received but not the alleged assault itself.

There was also audio discovered of Reade's mother calling into Larry King Live at the time with statements that at least partially corroborate the story.

Women are a core constituency for Democrats, and Biden has a mixed history.

Former President Barack Obama, Sens. "But still, I have to come out and say this". LaCasse said that when they were neighbours in 1995 or 1996, Reade told her "about the senator that she had worked for and he put his hand up her skirt".

Reade, who was among the women who came out a year ago with stories about Biden being too handsy, claiming he "just had her up against the wall" in a Capitol Hill hallway in 1993, when Reade worked on his staff during his tenure as a senator for Delaware.

Some prominent feminist voices on the left have also accused Democratic politicians and other more moderate feminists of prematurely dismissing Reade's claims and sowing doubt about her credibility. "Out of respect for survivors and for the good of the country, he should withdraw from the race".

Reade was told to meet Biden in a semiprivate corridor to deliver a duffel bag. He should, even though at this point, there's no way to prove its truth or falsity, just like accusations of sexual misconduct made against others, such as Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

There is decidedly more than enough here to expect Biden to respond.

Biden allies and potential running mates have stood by Biden, pointing to his long record of championing women's issues.

Sanders publicly distanced himself from Gray after she declared earlier this month that she wouldn't endorse Biden for president, citing his opposition to Medicare for All, cancelling all student debt, and a wealth tax.

"I know him. I was proud to endorse him on Monday". "You can't say, you know - both believe women, support all of this, until it inconveniences you, until it inconveniences us".

File - Now-former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign from the Senate in 2018 amid harassment accusations that he denied.

She said she had complained about it to three senior aides in the office, but those aides told The Post they had no recollection of Reade making a claim.

Like many Americans, he has spent the past several weeks at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

"Two things can be true at the same time", said Rebecca Katz, a progressive Democratic strategist.

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