(RightWingAmericans.Com)- It finally happened. Joe Biden couldn’t hide from the accusations anymore and officially denied that he sexually assaulted former Senate staffer Tara Reade in 1993.
Until now, Joe Biden has completely ignored the allegations and tasked his campaign surrogates with dismissing them on several media interviews. Biden has, incredibly, managed to avoid any questions on the matter from all of the left-wing news shows that have interviewed him in recent weeks, too.
Now that Tara Reade has explicitly said that she is willing to testify under oath that she is telling the truth, however, things are getting a little too hot. For Biden to ignore.
In a long statement released on Friday, Biden dismisses the accusations as lies.
The statement starts by bragging about his record as Vice President and his “It’s On Us” campaign that told college campuses to do more about violence against female students. He talks about how he got men involved, so they were “part of the solution,” and that he made it a point of telling men “this was their problem too.”
“They couldn’t turn a blind eye to what was happening around them – they had a responsibility to speak out,” he said. “Silence is complicity.”
That’s a bit rich, isn’t it?
Then, after he rattled off enough of his platitudes against sexual violence, he went on to dismiss everything Tara Reade says as made up. At least, in a roundabout way.
“While the details of these allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault are complicated, two things are not complicated,” he said. “One is that women deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and when they step forward they should be heard, not silenced. The second is that their stories should be subject to appropriate inquiry and scrutiny.”
Biden then said that there is a “critical part of this story that can be verified.”
“The former staffer has said she filed a complaint back in 1993. But she does not have a record of this alleged complaint.”
And if you thought maybe Biden could go ahead and look for that record, think again. Bien then admitted to having donated the papers from his time in the Senate to the University of Delaware, and are not sealed until several years after he leaves public life.
So while Biden denies the accusations, he refuses to allow people to access the documents that may prove the complaint was filed.
So much for hearing women.
If you want to read the full statement, you can do so here.