Tara Reade, who used to work in then-Senator Biden’s office, described an incident that allegedly happened in 1993.
According to reports from The Daily Wire, Reade claimed that her supervisor instructed her to take a gym bag to the Capitol and give it to Biden.
Scott Pressler of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign wrote to Twitter:
BREAKING: A woman named Tara Reade has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault.
Her account is extremely graphic.
Biden said previously that he’s never acted inappropriately.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) March 26, 2020
“[W]e were in the side area, and he just said, ‘Come here Tara,’” she said, describing her meeting with the senator. “And I handed him the thing, and he greeted me. He remembered my name, then we were alone, and it was the strangest thing.”
“I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold. And I remember he … it happened all at once. The gym bag, I don’t know where it went. I handed it to him and it was gone, and his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And then he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers.” Reade continued.
“He was kissing me at the same time, and … I remember him saying as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’ … He got finished doing what he was doing, and I tried to pull back, and he said, ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me!’”
She continued, “That phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might have said. … he like implied like I had done this,” Reade continued as her voice grew strained. “And for me, it was like everything shattered in that moment. … I looked up to him. He was like my father’s age. He was this champion of women’s rights in my eyes.”
“And I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal. And I just felt sick because when he pulled back, he looked annoyed, and he said something else to me that I don’t want to say. And then … I must have looked shocked, [because] he grabbed me by the shoulders … and he said, ‘You’re OK, you’re fine, you’re OK, you’re fine,’ and then he walked away and he went on with his day.”
Hear the interview below (Warning for sensitive material):
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