With less than one month until Election Day, the spotlight is back on Joe Biden over the sexual assault allegations lobbed against him from former staffer Tara Reade, who sat down with a media outlet for an exclusive interview about the alleged incident.
Reade went into graphic detail about the encounter with then Sen. Biden in 1993 and how she told her mother immediately afterwards, who urged her to go to police. Reade told the interviewer she didn’t because “they’re there to protect the senators and congressmen; they’re not there to protect us.”
In May, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asked the Democratic presidential nominee about the claim.
“She says in 1993, Mr. Vice President, that you pinned her against the wall and reached under her clothing and penetrated her with your fingers, will you please go on the record with the American people,” Brzezinski said. “Did you sexually assault Tara Reade?”
“No, it is not true,” Biden responded. “I am saying unequivocally it never happened.”
But viewers, including Sen. Ted Cruz, found the story strange for one reason in particular: It aired on “60 Minutes Australia.”
Such an important interview so close to the election would be more relevant for a U.S. audience—not an Australian one, prompting Cruz to call it "the most complete indictment of media bias ever."
Opponent of the opponent. A former staffer of @JoeBiden reveals why the Democrat candidate should never be President. SUNDAY on @Channel9, Tara Reade speaks exclusively to #60Mins about claims Biden sexually assaulted her. pic.twitter.com/pDkCIgycHV— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) October 1, 2020
This is the most complete indictment of media bias ever.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 4, 2020
Why does CBS think voters in...Australia need to know about these serious charges against Biden, but not voters in...America (where he’s actually on the ballot)?
ONLY explanation is that @CBSNews is covering up for Dems. https://t.co/oLa8g6fr8P