(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- Things are going from bad to worse for former Vice President Joe Biden. Despite parroting the “believe all women” line for years, Biden is now learning what it’s like for people to believe victims who come forward about their abusers.
Tara Reade, a former staffer for Joe Biden, has reportedly filed a criminal complaint against the presidential hopeful with police in Washington, D.C. The move comes after Reade, who worked for Biden in 1993, accused him of kissing her, touching her, and even penetrating her with his fingers without her consent.
According to Business Insider, Reade repeated the claims she told podcaster Katie Halper last month, saying Biden assaulted her in a corridor in the Senate. She also told the police that he put his hand under her skirt and penetrated her. While Reade has made the complaint formal, however, the statute of limitations for an assault of this kind has passed.
This may make it difficult, or even impossible, to take the accusation to trial.
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) March 25, 2020
“We were alone, and it was the strangest thing,” Reade claimed in the podcast. “There was no, like, exchange really, he just had me up against the wall. His hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And then, he went, he went down my skirt and then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers…and um…He was kissing me at the same time and he was saying something to me.”
Reade even claimed that, after Biden was finished, he turned to her and implied it was her fault because he’d heard she liked him. An explosive accusation.
The announcement last month hit headlines all over the world and was particularly notable as it forced the Biden campaign to withdraw their support of the “believe all women” line. Biden has been notably quiet on the issue, with his deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield doing much of the talking for him.
In a statement to Fox News, Bedingfield attempted to toe the line between believing all women and denying the claim.
“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false,” she said.
So, you mean, you don’t believe her then?