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Biden accuser says he should withdraw from race

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/08/20, 12:25 pm

Former Senate staffer Tara Reade told journalist Megyn Kelly during an on-camera interview that former Vice President Joe Biden “should not be running on character for the president of the United States.” Reade accuses the presumptive Democratic nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1993 when she worked for him during his second term as a U.S. senator from Delaware. Biden has denied the accusation.

How are Reade’s accusations shaping the race? So far, most Democrats have met Reade’s account with skepticism. But more supporting details have emerged: A 1996 court document from Reade’s ex-husband, Theodore Dronen, referenced “a problem [Reade] was having at work regarding sexual harassment in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.” The document, obtained by The Tribune in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., does not explicitly say Biden harassed Reade. Dronen wrote that the event “had a very traumatic effect” on his former wife.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew about documents Biden has asked the Senate to release that may shed light on the case.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 03:33 pm

    "Vice President Joe Biden “should not be running on character"

    When Reade is talking about "character", what is she using as a guideline? Clinton? Hillary? Bill? Weiner? Pelosi? and so on?

    Someone is controlling the Dems and it has NOTING to do with character.

    Shows WHY you should file a POLICE REPORT at the time.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 04:04 pm

    Does anyone else think she is the only person tainted by the Biden touch?

    It is sad how the Dems stick together. Maybe other women have been paid off. 

    If you will get the same treatment as Reade, you may as well take the money. Especially if you are a diehard Dem. Well, you know, abortion is a be all end all thing to so many people (especially men). 

     

  •  West Coast Gramma's picture
    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Sat, 05/09/2020 09:29 pm

    Biden step down? I kinda' think we lost the force of that argument in the 2016 election. I mean, after all, we have THE precedent setter in office right now. He laid the groundwork for all those who wish to follow in his footsteps.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 05/11/2020 06:08 pm

    I hafta say I think there is some difference between committing some offense while in office, vs. doing so in the years prior to being elected. 
     

    Nevertheless, character counts, and if the persons we have put in high office are reflective of our own character, we have much to hang our heads about. 
     

    And I would hardly say President Trump is a trendsetter in powerful leaders abusing women. Too many examples, going back too many years, to say Trump has broken any new ground. 

  • SAWGUNNER
    Posted: Sun, 05/10/2020 10:05 pm

    So explain to me why she never stepped up when Joe was tapped to be Vice President in 2008? She may very well be telling the truth. 

    And yet.. already the Dem smear machine has pointed out all sorts of stuff which-- if true-- does make her seem sorta shady. 

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