“I believe being accountable means having the difficult conversations, even when they are uncomfortable.”
Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released a statement on the allegations against him from Tara Reade about 30 minutes before his appearance on Morning Joe:
“They aren’t true. This never happened.”
Reade alleges that Biden pushed her against a wall, put his hand under her skirt, and fingered her in 1993 when she worked on his Senate staff.
A few people have corroborated her story, telling the media that Reade told them about the incident in the mid-90s.
“As a presidential candidate, I’m accountable to the American people. We have lived long enough with a [resident who doesn’t think he is accountable to anyone, and takes responsibility for nothing. That’s not me. I believe being accountable means having the difficult conversations, even when they are uncomfortable. People need to hear the truth,” Biden said.
The allegations came to light in March, but Biden is only now addressing them himself. His campaign denied the allegations, but no one in the media ever asked him directly.
Biden also said that if Reade filed a complaint, which she claimed she did, it would be in the National Archives. He called for it to be made public. However, the National Archives is closed due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
Biden went on to say that if Reade filed a complaint as she alleges, it would live in the National Archives and calls for it to be made public if it is there. He also says that unlike Pres. Trump, he is accountable to tell the truth to the American people. pic.twitter.com/I0ieIoel5w
— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) May 1, 2020
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