(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- When former Senate staffer Tara Reade accused former vice president Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, the initial response from the Biden campaign was to ignore it. However, the more Reade appeared on the media and the more people came forward to back up Reade’s story, the harder it became to ignore.
The Biden campaign has denied the allegations, and Joe Biden himself has told the press that the story is untrue. Biden has attempted to do so in a way that doesn’t imply Reade is lying and doesn’t suggest women shouldn’t be believed, but a new interview throws doubt on his claim that women should be heard. Speaking to Yahoo News on Tuesday, Biden admitted he hasn’t even listened to or watched any of the interviews Reade has done about the matter.
During the interview, Biden contradicts himself, saying that women should be “presumed” to be telling the truth, something that he didn’t do, that his campaign didn’t do, and that big names in the Democratic Party like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer didn’t do. He also says that, from what he is seeing online, “apparently, there’s a lot of other people who are wondering whether or not it happened.”
Yes, Joe. A lot of people are skeptical about your response, believe Tara Reade, and think you’re a hypocrite.
Brittany Shepherd, Yahoo News’ National Politics Reporter, was blunt in her questioning.
“I want to ask you, just very simply Mr. Vice President, if you have watched any of Tara Reade’s interviews, like the one she did with Megyn Kelly?” she asked.
Biden responded, “No, I haven’t.”
He claimed he hadn’t had an “opportunity” to do so. The idea that someone wouldn’t have time to watch an interview with a woman who accuses them of sexual assault is…interesting.
“Look, here’s the deal,” he said. “Every woman has a right to be heard. Every woman should be able to come forward. Every woman should be presumed that they were telling the truth. And then it should be investigated by serious reporters like you and others to determine what the truth is. And the truth is, this never, ever happened. It never, ever happened.”
So DON’T believe all women, right, Joe?