Stacey Abrams on Tara Reade: Biden Is ‘Telling the Truth and This Did Not Happen’

Stacey Abrams on Tara Reade: Biden Is ‘Telling the Truth and This Did Not Happen’


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Janet Ybarra
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A prominent woman Democratic politician has weighed in on the sexual assault allegation against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and she said that she believes Biden’s denials.

Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat who nearly was voted in as governor of Georgia in 2018–and more recently, has been running an unconventionally public campaign to be selected as Biden’s running mate–commented on the allegations made by Tara Reade, a woman who worked in Biden’s office decades ago when he was a senator from Delaware.

Reade’s complaint began as one of seven women who said Biden touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable, but were not sexual.

More recently, however, Reade changed her story over time, settle on charging that Biden pinned her, kissed her and penetrated her with his fingers.

Biden’s political opponents have complained about a double standard, where Democrats were ready to believe the allegations of sexual assault Dr Christine Blasey made against Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation for a seat on the Supreme Court, but now dismiss the charges against Biden.

However, the New York Times pursued a thorough investigation into the charges made against Biden and found no pattern of sexual wrongdoing by Biden.

“I believe women deserve to be heard. Too often they are not. She deserved to have her story heard and investigated,” said Abrams. “There was no investigation for Dr. Ford. There was a rush to move it forward so no investigation was conducted. I believe there was allegations needed to be investigated and I believe the New York Times and subsequent reports support what the Biden campaign said. I believe Joe Biden.

“What I’m saying is the New York Times investigation of her allegations doesn’t support the accusation against the vice president. I believe the Biden I know. And I think he will make women proud he will make America proud,” she added.

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