Reade: 'I didn't use sexual harassment' in Biden complaint
May 05 2020
"And now Democrats are suddenly embracing those legal standards that we have made the cornerstone of our country when it comes to Joe Biden, but they threw it out the window when it came to Brett Kavanaugh".
Reade added to the Journal she did not report the assault to Biden's staff or on the complaint out of fear of reprisal, but she did talk to friends and family about it.
Whitmer told CNN Sunday: "I'm very comfortable that Joe Biden is who he says he is".
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The accusation has roiled Biden's presidential campaign, sparking anxiety among Democrats. If you want to see my personnel records you don't go to the Kennedy Institute, that's not where they go.
Reade told AP last week that she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office, but did not explicitly use the terms sexual assault or harassment.
The RNC chairwoman noted that polls conducted before the coronavirus pandemic showed voters approved of Trump's management of the economy, which she said will be needed during the current economic downturn.
Biden has outright denied the allegations repeatedly, and even challenged the Senate to produce any alleged documents pertaining to Reade's 1993 allegations. She told the Associated Pressin an interview Friday: "'the main word I used - and I know I didn't use sexual harassment - I used 'uncomfortable.' And I remember 'retaliation".
"Through that entire process, the name Tara Reade never came up", Axelrod wrote. "The team of investigators, expert in their work, would not have missed it".
Governor Gretchen Whitmer of MI has spoken out in support of Joe Biden, telling CNN that when it comes to accusations of sexual assault, "not every claim is equal".
"While the details of these allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault are complicated, two things are not complicated".
Obama allies have also defended Biden's character.
"'It is not true, I am saying unequivocally it never never happened and it didn't, ' Biden said in an interview on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.' 'It never happened'". Second, and more important, although this photograph dates from the correct time period (i.e., January 1993) to potentially be a picture of Biden with Tara Reade, it is actually a photograph of Biden posing with Zoë Baird, who had then just been nominated for the position of U.S. Attorney General by President Bill Clinton.
"What has been described is inconsistent with the person who I've come to know and who I've worked with".