The former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden has emphatically denied an allegation of sexual assault, thereby ending of weeks of silence to address the accusation that is shrouding his campaign.
“They aren’t true. This never happened,” he said in a statement, just before today’s appearance on the Morning Joe show on MSNBC.
Tara Reade accused the former Senator of sexually assaulting her in the basement of an office building on Capitol Hill in 1993, when she was an aide in his Senate office.
It’s the Democrat party presumptive Presidential nominee Biden’s first public comment on the accusation.
He also calls on the National Archives to release any record of the complaint that was filed by Ms. Reade.
“I am requesting that the Secretary of the Senate ask the Archives to identify any record of the complaint she alleges she filed and make available to the press any such document,” If there was ever any such complaint, the record will be there.”
“This never ever happened,” Biden said toward the end of prolonged and intense questioning by Brzezinski, who asked what he would say to Reade if he had the opportunity to speak with her. “I don’t know what is motivating her. I don’t know what’s behind any of it. But it’s irrelevant. It never happened.”
“She has a right to say whatever she wants to say,” But I have a right to say look at the facts. Check it out.”
Joe Biden, asked on @Morning_Joe if he sexually assaulted Tara Reade:
“No, it is not true. I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened. And it didn’t. It never happened.” https://t.co/S5mdG0DYE6
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 1, 2020