As more and more details emerge surrounding the allegations against Joe Biden suggesting that he sexually assaulted a former staffer, Tara Reade, Democratic leadership continues to maintain their silence on the matter.
Despite a growing sentiment of anger towards the party’s presidential nominee both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have opted to take the “ignorance is bliss” approach and refused to comment on the matter.
Over the weekend, a video emerged from 1993 in which Reade’s mother appears to allude to the sexual assault accusation during an interview with CNN’s Larry King.
The Intercept on Friday first reported the transcript from the Aug. 11, 1993, broadcast, where the woman asks a question to the panel. The clip was later found and published by Newsbusters.
“Yes, hello. I’m wondering what a staffer would do besides go to the press in Washington? My daughter has just left there, after working for a prominent senator, and could not get through with her problems at all, and the only thing she could have done was go to the press, and she chose not to do it out of respect for him,” the caller says.
“In other words, she had a story to tell but, out of respect for the person she worked for, she didn’t tell it?” King inquires.
“That’s true,” the woman responds before King cuts away to a panel to discuss her claim.
Reade says that woman is Jeanette Altimus, her late mother.
“This is my mom. I miss her so much and her brave support of me,” Reade tweeted about her mother, who died in 2016.
Biden’s campaign has adamantly denied the allegations all along, and now doubled down on that even after the release of this highly controversial video clip.
Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden campaign said: “What is clear about this claim: it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen.”
“Vice President Biden has dedicated his public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women,” Bedingfield said. “He authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard — and heard respectfully. Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press.”
General disgust about the situation has grown exponentially with #dropoutbiden trending on Twitter Sunday before being removed by the left-leaning social media platform.
Former members of the Sanders campaign who the Democrats had hoped would fall in line behind Biden have been very outspoken about the allegations.
Nick Brana, Sanders’ former national outreach coordinator, tweeted over the weekend that the Democratic National Committee should either force Biden to drop out or “admit that suppressing progressives is the true purpose of your party.”
Another former Sanders staffer, senior adviser Winnie Wong, also tweeted calling out the left’s hypocrisy through silence.
“The video of Tara Reade’s late mother calling into Larry King to blow the whistle about about [sic] Tara’s sexual assault is being met with relative silence from a cadre of progressives right now and I want you all to know that I see you. We all do.”
Those same voices on the left that were screaming about the false accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, are now uncomfortably quite about Biden’s more credible altercation, and the entire world sees it.