WASHINGTON (PNN) - May 28, 2020 - Former Vice President Joe Biden got the strangest endorsement of the 2020 campaign when one of the leading up-and-coming Democrats said Biden is probably guilty of sexual assault - but she’s voting for him anyway.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), a member of the popular Democrat socialist “Squad”, told a British tabloid, “I do believe Tara Reade.”
Reade accused Biden of throwing her against a wall, shoving his fingers inside her vagina, and eventually firing her when she worked for him as an aide in the early 1990s.
Biden has defended himself by saying, I don’t remember any complaint ever having been made.” Reade is currently under investigation by the Kalifornia District Attorney over alleged perjury in her role as an expert witness for the state.
Omar says she still believes Reade’s sexual assault allegations.
“There’s a lot of unsavory stuff” in the allegation, said Omar. “It is troubling. I do believe Tara Reade.”
Omar aimed a shot squarely at Biden’s defenders who asked why Reade - who endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2020 primaries - waited so long to come forward.
“It takes years and years for sexual assault survivors to come forward,” Omar said. “Justice can be delayed, but it should never be denied.”
When Omar’s followers confronted Omar about the story, she blamed the newspaper for twisting her words in the May 6 interview. “Quotes aren’t always in context,” she tweeted - but the reporter said that’s a lie.
Luckily this was all on the record, said Josh Glancy of the London Sunday Times. “Take a look and judge for yourself.”