Hillary Clinton’s endorsement of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Tuesday afternoon was not entirely well received. As Fox News reported, Tara Reade had harsh words for the two-time presidential hopeful and self-proclaimed feminist champion. Reade accuses Biden of sexually assaulting her while she worked as a staffer in his Senate office, and her case continues to build with evidentiary support and corroboration from others.
"I voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. I voted for her in the primary. I'm a lifelong Democrat. But yet, what I see now is someone enabling a sexual predator and it was my former boss, Joe Biden, who raped me. Hillary Clinton has a history of enabling powerful men to cover up their sexual predatory behaviors and their inappropriate sexual misconduct. We don't need that for this country. We don't need that for our new generation coming up that wants institutional rape culture to change," Reade told Fox News.
Despite her history of doing damage control for men in power, particularly Democrats, as Reade points out, Clinton claims to be a champion for sexual assault and rape victims. Clinton previously affirmed that women have a “right to be believed:”
Hillary Clinton says victims of sexual assault have a "right to be believed".— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 28, 2020
Joe Biden is credibly accused of sexual assault by his former staffer Tara Reade.
Today Hillary is endorsing Joe Biden.
Does Hillary think Tara is a liar?
Total hypocrites. pic.twitter.com/kxn1WmyWLN
Hillary’s endorsement video ignored Reade’s claims, which Biden has thus far avoided discussing, but Reade vowed that she would not be silenced, as Clinton is infamous for:
"I will not be smeared, dismissed or ignored. I stand in truth and I will keep speaking out.”
Reade also joined calls for Biden to release documents from his tenure in the Senate that are currently under lock at the University of Delaware; these documents could contain additional corroboration to support Reade’s story, or perhaps the story of other former Biden aides, and Reade questioned why they were shielded from the public in the first place:
"Maybe if other staffers that have tried to file complaints would come to light -- why are they under seal? And why won't they be released to the public?"
Democrats and Biden allies in the mainstream media are running interference for the former vice president in the face of Reade’s claims, in hopes of shielding Biden from having to confront the allegations. This expert damage control scheme prevents the former vice president from having to apply the “believe all women” standard that the Left invented, and that he supported, to himself, at least for now.
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