Biden Accuser Rips Him for Cuomo Comments.
Tara Reade, who claimed last year that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, is now blasting the president for his comments regarding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s scandal.
Her remarks came in an interview with Fox News. They were aimed directly at Biden, who talked with ABC News on Tuesday.
Biden maintained Cuomo should resign if the state attorney general’s investigation confirms the sexual harassment allegations against him.
And he added that if the investigation confirms the claims of the women who have spoken out: “I think he’d probably end up being prosecuted, too.”
“It takes a lot of courage to come forward, so the presumption is it should be taken seriously,” Biden said. “And it should be investigated, and that’s what’s underway now.
“A woman should be presumed to be telling the truth and should not be scapegoated and become victimized by her coming forward. But there should be an investigation to determine whether what she says is true. That’s what’s going on now.”
Fox News reported Reade blasted Biden for hypocrisy and arrogance and she slammed the media for not confronting the president over her claims.
“The alarming deflection and compliance of the media to allow Joe Biden to negate his own sexual misconduct is predictable but still shocking as a survivor to be so publicly erased,” Reade told the news network.
“The trauma I experienced by Biden was very real. The fact he is calling for another official’s investigation and possible criminal sanctions for similar charges is showing the height of arrogance about never being accountable for his own.
Reade has claimed that when she worked for Biden’s Senate office in 1993, he pushed her against a wall in a Capitol Hill office building, put his hand up her skirt and sexually assaulted her with his fingers.
“You and I were there, Joe Biden,” she said last year during the campaign. “Please step forward and be held accountable. You should not be running on character for the President of the United States.”
Biden has denied Reade’s claim.
“This claim is simply not true, it did not happen,” he said. “Now, my knowledge that it isn’t true does nothing to shake my belief that women have to be able to be heard, and that all the claims be taken seriously.”
Reade has also blasted the Democratic Party in the past for being “complicit” in sexual assaults by ignoring her allegations, according to the New York Post.
But in her interview with Fox News, she said: “There will be a reckoning for Joe Biden one day for the sexual misconduct, the truth will prevail and he will not silence me.”