Gillibrand Doesn't Believe Tara Reade: 'I Stand By Joe Biden'
Democratic New York Senator effectively calls accuser a liar
Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has said she doesn't believe Joe Biden's sexual assault accuser, Tara Reade.
During a conference call about allegations by Reade, Gillibrand was asked about claims that the former Vice President touched and penetrating the former staffer with his fingers without her consent in 1993.
“I stand by Vice President Biden. He’s devoted his life to supporting women, and he has vehemently denied this allegation,” according to NBC News.
The video was then uncovered by the Media Research Center.
Reade was reportedly forced out of her job as a Senate staffer after the incident.
As Neon Nettle reported earlier this week, Democrats in the Senate refused to acknowledge the explosive sexual assault allegations against Biden, despite undeniable fresh evidence.
Senate Democrats were contacted by The Daily Caller asking them if they would consider the allegations by Biden’s accuser, Tara Reade, who accused him of touching, kissing, and penetrating her with his fingers in 1993.
The Senate office was given 24 hours to respond.
Not a single one responded.
Notable: @SenGillibrand asked today on a conference call about Tara Reade allegations of assault by @JoeBiden. She says, “I stand by Vice President Biden. He's devoted his life to supporting women and he has vehemently denied this allegation.” Per @JulieNBCNews— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) April 28, 2020
Potential Biden running mates not asked about sex assault allegation— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) April 27, 2020
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Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia confirmed Biden was the subject of an "active, ongoing investigation" into allegations of sexual assault.
The department is actively investigating the complaint brought by Reade.
Police confirmed they are investigating Reade's claim, despite her allegation being past the statute of limitations.
But in recent weeks, Reade told a far more graphic account, with different and more serious details, raising the allegation to the level of sexual assault.
“Now we’ll see if a different set of rules still applies to Joe Biden,” Erin Perrine, the principal deputy communications for President Trump's re-election campaign, said in a statement.