Joe Biden statement: ““I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago. They aren’t true. This never happened.” @WaPoSean @mviser report: https://t.co/bPqxtoTBX6
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) May 1, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden today released a statement and appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to deny former aide Tara Reade’s complaint that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.
He also called on the National Archives to release any records that exist of her complaint.
This will not put the matter to rest, of course.
On the other hand, the media have largely moved past at least two dozen allegations of misconduct against women by Donald Trump, including video of his own boast of celebrity-enabled genital assault. (“And when you‘re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”)