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Biden accuser says he should withdraw from race


Tara Reade during an interview with Megyn Kelly YouTube/Megyn Kelly

Biden accuser says he should withdraw from race

Former Senate staffer Tara Reade told journalist Megyn Kelly during an on-camera interview that former Vice President Joe Biden “should not be running on character for the president of the United States.” Reade accuses the presumptive Democratic nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1993 when she worked for him during his second term as a U.S. senator from Delaware. Biden has denied the accusation.

How are Reade’s accusations shaping the race? So far, most Democrats have met Reade’s account with skepticism. But more supporting details have emerged: A 1996 court document from Reade’s ex-husband, Theodore Dronen, referenced “a problem [Reade] was having at work regarding sexual harassment in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.” The document, obtained by The Tribune in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., does not explicitly say Biden harassed Reade. Dronen wrote that the event “had a very traumatic effect” on his former wife.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew about documents Biden has asked the Senate to release that may shed light on the case.


Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C.

@HarvestPrude

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SAWGUNNER

So explain to me why she never stepped up when Joe was tapped to be Vice President in 2008? She may very well be telling the truth. 

And yet.. already the Dem smear machine has pointed out all sorts of stuff which-- if true-- does make her seem sorta shady. 

West Gramma

Biden step down? I kinda' think we lost the force of that argument in the 2016 election. I mean, after all, we have THE precedent setter in office right now. He laid the groundwork for all those who wish to follow in his footsteps.

NEWS2ME

Does anyone else think she is the only person tainted by the Biden touch?

It is sad how the Dems stick together. Maybe other women have been paid off. 

If you will get the same treatment as Reade, you may as well take the money. Especially if you are a diehard Dem. Well, you know, abortion is a be all end all thing to so many people (especially men).