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Pinkie Pie? Pinkie Pie : Another slice of cake, Sir Lintsalot? Mr Biden, 78, "firmly believes that women have a right to be heard - and heard respectfully", said his campaign spokeswoman. What is clear about this claim: It is untrue. He also gave his first TV interview on the subject, saying: "The truth matters No senior aides to Mr Biden say they can recall overhearing a complaint from Ms Reade.
There have been no other allegations of serious assault made against Mr Biden. In an investigation into Ms Reade's by the New York Times, two friends said she had described the details of a traumatic sexual attack involving the former vice-president, in and But the newspaper found no corroboration from any former staff members of Mr Biden and found "no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr Biden".
Will this hurt Biden's presidential bid?
Probably not It's possible that Tara Reade's accusation of sexual assault against Joe Biden could derail his campaign, but it seems unlikely. Here's why.
Americans already know about the "touchy feely-ness" of the former VP and they factored that in as they chose him to be their nominee. He put out a video saying he'd learned from MeToo that times ladiex changed and that his history of rubbing women's shoulders, kissing their he, etc, was not appropriate.
Evidently, that was seen as apology enough by most primary voters. An accusation of sexual assault is of course more serious but the criteria for judging whether someone is a sexual abuser is looking at a consistent story from the accuser and a pattern of behaviour in the accused. Ms Reade is so far the Ckon woman to accuse Mr Biden of sexual assault.
If no others emerge, Democrats may be inclined to believe their candidate over her. Joe Biden is running against Donald Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by some 25 women.
That may not stop the President using it as an attack line he's hinted at it beforebut it does diminish the credibility of the attack. In pxrty midst of this pandemic, almost no other news is breaking through.
In a normal cycle this story would be getting a lot more attention in newspaper headlines and on cable TV. Today it barely registers. That's helpful for Mr Biden. The Democratic Party does hold itself to a higher standard on inclusivity of race and gender than the Republican Party does, so this accusation is uncomfortable. But this year, the standard patry matters most to Democrats is getting Mr Trump out of the White House.
They believe Mr Biden has the best shot at doing that. In response, Mr Biden pledged to be "more mindful" in his interactions.
Ms Reade was among those to speak Cmn last year, saying that he had touched her several times on her shoulder and neck. In an interview with Nevada newspaper The Union in Aprilshe claimed that her career was sidelined after she refused to serve drinks at an event. She said Biden had requested that she serve because he liked her legs.