Good for Liddle Chris Pappas – Refusing to Endorse Joe Biden in Light of Tara Reade’s (Corroborated) Sexual Assault Allegation - Granite Grok

Good for Liddle Chris Pappas – Refusing to Endorse Joe Biden in Light of Tara Reade’s (Corroborated) Sexual Assault Allegation

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So there is this:

While Liddle Chris has not said why he will not endorse Biden, I am sure that it must be because he believes Tara Reade’s allegation that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her. After all, here is what Liddle had to say about allegations about Brett Kavanaugh … which unlike the allegations against Biden … were totally uncorroborated:

I cannot imagine Liddle applying a different standard to Joe Biden. Can you?

In case you are not familiar with Tara Reade’s allegations, this from NPR:

In interviews with NPR, Reade, now 56 and living in California, said the alleged assault happened when she was asked by her then-supervisor to deliver a duffel bag to Biden as he was heading to the Capitol.

When Reade met up with the senator, she said, he pinned her up against a wall and penetrated her vagina with his fingers.

“His hands went underneath my clothing and he was touching me in my private areas and without my consent,” Reade told NPR. She said Biden asked her whether she wanted to go somewhere else.

Reade said that she pulled away and that Biden pointed his finger at her and said, “You’re nothing to me, nothing.”

Reade thinks she must have responded emotionally, because, she said, Biden then took her by the shoulders and said, “You’re OK. You’re fine. You’re OK,” before grabbing his bag and walking away.

Reade could not recall the exact location or date of the alleged incident but said it was likely in the basement of a Senate office building in the spring of 1993.

Unlike the allegations against Kavanaugh, Reade’s allegation has been corroborated. From the Intercept:

A NEW PIECE of evidence has emerged buttressing the credibility of Tara Reade’s claim that she told her mother about allegations of sexual harassment and assault related to her former boss, then-Sen. Joe Biden. Biden, through a spokesperson, has denied the allegations. Reade has claimed to various media outlets, including The Intercept, that she told her mother, a close friend, and her brother about both the harassment and, to varying degrees of detail, the assault at the time. Her brother, Collin Moulton, and her friend, who has asked to remain anonymous, both confirmed that they heard about the allegations from Reade at the time. Reade’s mother died in 2016, but both her brother and friend also confirmed Reade had told her mother, and that her mother, a longtime feminist and activist, urged her to go to the police.

In interviews with The Intercept, Reade also mentioned that her mother had made a phone call to “Larry King Live” on CNN, during which she made reference to her daughter’s experience on Capitol Hill.

Here is the new evidence:

Read has confirmed that it was her mother’s voice.