Warren: Biden's Response to Sexual Assault Allegations 'Credible & Convincing'
Warren said Biden had faced the allegations 'directly and respectfully'
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., reiterated her support for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden despite his former staffer Tara Reade's claims he sexually assaulted her in 1993.
"I appreciate the reports of what Miss Reade said," Warren began.
"I saw the interview with Vice President Biden," Warren added, referring to the former Vice Presidents' appearances on MSNBC, where he insisted the incident "never happened."
Biden had remained silent since the allegations first surfaced until he told MSNBC the incident never occurred, which proved an impediment to his run for the White House.
"I appreciate that the vice president took a lot of questions, tough questions," Warren said on Monday.
Warren said Biden had faced the allegations "directly and respectfully."
"I support the vice president, I support his campaign, and I'm proud to endorse him for president," she said.
Earlier this year, Warren notably criticized New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his nondisclosure agreements with women regarding complaints about comments he allegedly made to them.
“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians,’ and no I’m not talking about [President] Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg,” she said in February.
But a standout reason Warren may be endorsing Biden maybe because she's on the shortlist of picks for vice president.
Warren joins a growing number of female Democrats who are endorsing Biden despite the sexual allegations against him.
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In April, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced she was endorsing Biden as the Democrats' nominee for president.
Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand went a step further and said she didn't believe Joe Biden's sexual assault accuser, Tara Reade.
Gillibrand was asked about claims that the former Vice President touched and penetrating the former staffer, she said:
"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.
Former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams also endorsed 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.”