On Tuesday, the former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered her endorsement of Joe Biden and lets just say it did not turn out so well.
While Clinton has yet to comment about the allegations against Biden, she officially locked in her support for the Democrat’s only remaining option, inviting an appropriately infuriated response from Biden’s accuser.
Tara Reade, the woman who Biden allegedly sexually assaulted while she worked under him in 1993, slammed Hillary Clinton for “enabling a sexual predator.”
“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,” Reade said to Fox News.
“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.”
She added: “I will not be smeared, dismissed or ignored. I stand in truth and I will keep speaking out.”
Last month, Tara Reade claimed that then-Senator Joe Biden sexually assaulted her while she served as an aide in his Senate offices during the Clinton administration.
She has since detailed her account in multiple interviews and filed a criminal complaint against the former vice president with the Washington, D.C., police department. Though Reade filed a case against Biden with the Senate human resources office (over possible retaliation, not about the assault), those documents currently remain sealed with Biden’s other papers at the University of Delaware.
Clinton, who appeared as a “special guest” at a Biden virtual town hall Tuesday to discuss how the novel coronavirus has impacted women, has in the past sent numerous messages about backing victims of sexual assault.
The former First Lady tweeted in 2015, “Hillary to every survivor of sexual assault: You have the right to be heard and believed. We’re with you.”
The Clinton’s themselves don’t exactly have the best history when it comes to sexual assault allegations.
Juanita Broaddrick, who maintains that former President Bill Clinton raped her in the late-1970s, previously claimed that Hillary Clinton aided her husband to “silence” her.
“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73. … it never goes away,” she said in January 2016.
Clinton in her support for Joe Biden argued that he would be a “real president.”
“Just think of what a difference it would make right now if we had a president who not only listened to the science … but brought us together,” said Clinton. “Think of what it would mean if we had a real president.”
Biden, however, has spent much of his run at the presidency leaving people wondering what –if anything– is going through his mind as he often times is incapable of forming complete sentences let alone running the greatest country on earth.