Stacey Abrams on Tara Reade Allegations: Biden 'Will Make Women Proud'
Allegations against Biden have failed to put a dent in his support
Former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams expressed public support for former Vice President Joe Biden, who is being accused of sexual assault by former staffer Tara reade.
Reade accused Biden in March of sexually assaulting her while working for him in 1993.
But the allegations have failed to put a dent in any support or endorsements from Democrats for Biden.
Abrams told HuffPost:
“I believe women deserve to be heard, and I believe that has happened here."
“The allegations have been heard and looked into, and for too many women, often, that is not the case," she added.
"The New York Times conducted a thorough investigation, and nothing in the Times review or any other later reports suggests anything other than what I already know about Joe Biden: That he will make women proud as the next President of the United States.”
But credibility in Reade's allegation against Biden has been mounting.
Business Insider reported that Reade's former neighbors, Lynda LaCasse claimed that Reade shared details about the alleged assault in the mid-1990s.
Lorraine Sanchez, one of Reade's former colleagues, said she recalled her complaining that her former boss assaulted her.
The outlet reached out to the following Democrats for comments:
- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
- Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.
- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.
But only Abrams responded.
WATCH: Stacey Abrams “jerry rig the system and go around the Constitution” to end electoral college— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) February 21, 2020
READ MORE: https://t.co/pXJYESUCJE
Abrams lost her Georgia gubernatorial bid in 2018, but later put it down to voter suppression.
She later announced that she's "thinking about" running for president in 2020, shortly after falsely claiming she won her election.
Abrams recently touted herself as an "excellent running mate" for Biden earlier this month.
“I would be an excellent running mate," she told Elle magazine.
"I have the capacity to attract voters by motivating typically ignored communities. I have a strong history of executive and management experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors," she said.
"I’ve spent 25 years in independent study of foreign policy. I am ready to help advance an agenda of restoring America’s place in the world. If I am selected, I am prepared and excited to serve.”
Meanwhile, 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.