Joe Biden may have the Democratic nomination for president locked up, but his refusal to address a serious accusation of sexual assault from the 1990s becomes a greater hurdle in his quest for the White House every day. As public pressure mounts for the 77-year-old Biden to say something – anything – about the alleged incident from nearly 30 years ago, Biden and his allies keep making poorer and poorer public relations missteps.
The allegation of misconduct and abuse from 1993 made by former senate aide Tara Reade has now been corroborated by five contemporaneous sources. Neither Biden nor his slew of elite Democratic endorsers has given any legitimacy to her complaints. Biden has been totally silent and his top female allies, including Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, failed political candidate Stacey Abrams, actress Alyssa Milano, and Hillary Clinton have all come to his defense. All women vehemently proclaimed that every woman with a claim of sexual misconduct should be believed when the target was Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. Their tone has drastically and unreasonably changed.