Planned Parenthood Turns on Biden: Tara Reade Deserves to Be Heard
Clinic responds after after four weeks of silence
Planned Parenthood finally broke their silence over the sexual assault allegations against presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying that survivors “should be heard, listened to, [and] taken seriously."
After four weeks of remaining on the sidelines, the clinic called on the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee to “address this allegation directly.”
Acting President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Alexis McGill Johnson, said in a statement:
“At Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we believe women."
“We know how important it is that survivors be supported and listened to – survivors of sexual violence not only seek care at Planned Parenthood health centers every day, they are also dedicated staff members and supporters.
"We believe that survivors should be heard, listened to, taken seriously, and treated with respect and dignity."
Saying we believe survivors doesn’t mean only when it’s politically convenient. This isn’t a fringe issue; it’s one that affects all of us. This crosses political party, race, gender, income level, and sexual orientation.
Any person seeking elected office — and especially the highest office in the land — needs to address allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously, both as a systemic problem and with a sense of personal responsibility. We all have much work to do to make our country a safer place, free of sexual violence.
“Our country is hungry for leadership on this issue,” she added.
“Now is the time to give it to them.”
Donald Trump Jr. said in reaction to Johnson’s statement:
“Planned Parenthood just did what the following people didn’t have the courage to do: Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Gretchen Whitmer, Amy Klobuchar & Crooked Hillary."
Planned Parenthood just did what the following people didn’t have the courage to do: Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Gretchen Whitmer, Amy Klobuchar & Crooked Hillary. https://t.co/iau0cH7TmS— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 1, 2020
Also Pocahontas!!! https://t.co/NBNmawopp5— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 1, 2020
#MeToo activist Rose McGowan also slammed Democrats and their media allies.
The actress-turned-#MeToo advocate called the Democratic Party and liberal media a "cult," saying she's now realized they are "the bad guys."
“I’m really sad, and I’m really tired. I normally share thoughts, but tonight it’s emotion,” McGowan captioned a tweet on Wednesday.
I’m really sad, and I’m really tired. I normally share thoughts, but tonight it’s emotion. pic.twitter.com/mhtaoW6dTd— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 29, 2020
Neon Nettle reported earlier this week that Democrats in the Senate refused to acknowledge the explosive sexual assault allegations against Biden.
Democrats were contacted by The Daily Caller asking them if they would consider the allegations by Biden’s accuser,
The Senate office was given 24 hours to respond, but not a single one answered except Stacey Abrams.
Former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams expressed public support Biden:
“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.”