Biden Rape Accuser: 'Unspeakably Hard to Watch the Man Who Assaulted Me' Sworn In
Tara Reade speaks out about seeing Joe Biden 'go to most powerful position in the land'
Joe Biden's former Senate staffer Tara Reade has spoken out to describe the "nightmare" of watching "the man who assaulted me" go on to "ascend to the most powerful job in the world."
In March last year, Reade came forward with allegations that then-Delaware Senator Biden forcefully raped her while she served under him in 1993.
She has since detailed her account in multiple interviews and filed a criminal complaint against the former vice president.
However, once Biden became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, the media scrambled to cover for the ex-VP and Reade's voice became silenced.
This week, Reade came forward again to speak Fox News, who described her as the “former Senate staffer who came forward during the 2020 campaign with a sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden.”
She described witnessing her alleged attacker taking the oath of office on Inauguration Day as “exceptionally hard.”
"Yesterday was exceptionally hard on many levels because the media, certain media outlets made it so clear that I was to be smeared, ignored, and erased,” Reade told Fox News on Thursday.
"And they were pretty successful in doing so."
"To watch this powerful man who I’ve worked for, who I had admired when I first worked for him and then later became horrified of what he did, to watch him ascend to the most powerful job in the world.
"I can’t really describe the feeling except I keep wanting to wake up from a nightmare.”
"The Democratic Party continues to be complicit with sexual misconduct.
"It will only shine a light on it when it’s a Republican or someone else,” Reade continued.
"And until sexual misconduct is seen as non-partisan, institutionalized rape culture will stay in place and powerful men will continue to be able to get away with crimes.
"And not only get away with it but be rewarded with more power.”
Speaking with The Daily Caller on Inauguration Day, Reade said that coming forward was “excruciating on so many levels.”
She added that Biden “used his power and resources with certain media to erase me and silence me.”
Longtime Democrat Reade continued, saying that while she believed in progressive policies, it was difficult to watch Biden at the helm.
"I stand in solidarity with all survivors coming up against such power. I will not be silenced,” she said.
"Instead of talking about saving the country’s soul, he should be held accountable for his actions.
"The hard part is I believe in many policies that will move forward as I am a progressive Independent, but it is unspeakably hard to watch the man who assaulted me go to the most powerful position in the land.”
Reade alleged that Biden had sexually assaulted her in 1993 when he was a U.S. senator.
She says she reported the attack to Biden's Seate office at the time and was forced out of her job as a result, citing the incident for ending her career in Washington D.C.
She made this accusation in March 2020, and had “previously [come] forward in 2019, along with other women who accused the then-Democratic presidential candidate of inappropriate touching.”
Specifically, Reade accused Biden of “kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent.”
Biden and his campaign have repeatedly denied these allegations, with Biden saying that while “women should be believed,” or at least have their cases taken seriously, “the truth” was the only thing that mattered “at the end of the day.”
“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it.”