In the face of Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Joe Biden, every supposed “women’s interest” group has been largely silent.
New: We contacted 10 top women’s groups about the Tara Reade allegation against @JoeBiden, including Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund & NARAL Pro-Choice America, among others.— Hanna Trudo (@HCTrudo) April 29, 2020
None provided comment.
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After a month of ignoring Reade’s claims against the former vice president, one taxpayer-funded group broke the silence. Planned Parenthood insisted that “believing women” is its standard always, not just when politically expedient, despite the month-long delay to make any comment on Reade’s allegations:
“At Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we believe women...Saying we believe survivors doesn’t mean only when it’s politically convenient. This isn’t a fringe issue, it’s one that affects all of us...Any person seeking elected office — and especially the highest office in the land — needs to address allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously, both as a systemic problem and with a sense of personal responsibility...Vice President Biden must address this allegation directly."
At @PPact, we believe survivors—and saying we believe survivors doesn't mean only when it's politically convenient. Our country is hungry for leadership on this issue & now is the time to give it to them. @JoeBiden must address this allegation directly. https://t.co/4qj6mzSIUL— Alexis McGill Johnson (@alexismcgill) May 1, 2020
Other women’s groups, including NARAL and EMILY’s List, have yet to comment on Reade’s claims thus far.