Kamala Harris In April 2019: ‘I Believe’ Joe Biden’s Accusers
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After months of build-up and speculation, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has officially picked his running mate.
The former vice president announced that he has selected Kama Harris.
Soon after the announcement, many remembered that back in April 2019, Harris said she believes Biden’s accusers.
“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said at a presidential campaign event in Nevada. When asked if Biden should run for president, Harris said. “He’s going to have to make that decision for himself. I wouldn’t tell him what to do.”
So, Harris accepted Biden's offer to be his running mate despite admitting that she believes the women who have accused Joe of sexually assaulting and harassing them.
This comes after Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 when she worked for Biden when he was serving in the U.S. Senate, is refusing to back down.
While speaking with the Daily Caller, Reade said she is willing to testify under oath about her allegations.
Reade is also calling on Biden to release all documents pertaining to his time in the Senate, during which period she said Biden kissed her, touched her, and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent.
“Joe Biden, I want you to release all the personnel records from 1973 to 2009 and be transparent about your office practices,” Reade said. “I would like to hold you accountable for what happened to me, to how your staff protected you and enabled you, bullied me multiple times into silence.”
She added: “You ended my career. You ended my job after you assaulted me. You claim to be the champion of women’s rights, but your public persona does not match your personal actions.”
“I want this brought to light and I want you to admit it in public,” Reade said. “I want a public apology for calling me a Russian agent and having other people try to smear my character in order to cover your crimes.”
"I will cooperate with law enforcement of any investigation going forward or in the future, and go under oath if I need to about what happened," Reade said.
The allegations against Biden kicked up after a resurfaced video clip further corroborate her timeline and claims.
Earlier this year, Reade sat down for an interview and described how the alleged assault happened.
She began by detailing how she was instructed to rush a gym bag to Biden at the time. Upon reaching then-Senator Biden with the bag, Reade claims that he greeted her by name, and proceeded to sexually assault her in a “side area.”
“We were alone, and it was the strangest thing. There was no, like, exchange really, he just had me up against the wall,” Reade claims.
“His hands were on me, and underneath my clothes,” Reade later says. “He went down my skirt, but then up inside. He penetrated me with his fingers.”
Reade alleges that Biden was kissing her and asking her if she “wanted to go somewhere else,” and that after the alleged assault was complete, he said, “C’mon man, I heard you liked me.”
She then told Harper what Biden allegedly said: "He just like pointed at me and he said, 'You’re nothing to me!' And then he just looked at me and said, 'You’re nothing. Nothing.' … I must’ve reacted because that’s when he took me by the shoulders and he said, 'You’re okay. You’re fine. You’re okay.'"