Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that he would resign amid allegations of sexual harassment after numerous Democrats — including President Joe Biden — called on him to step down.
Of course, the president has an accuser of his own, and she recently affirmed that she has no intentions of remaining quiet.
“Let’s call for a real investigation”
Last year, Tara Reade came forward with an allegation that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 while she was working as an aide in his U.S. Senate office.
Weighing in on the latest development, Reade told Fox News: “My heart is with the brave Cuomo survivors who endured attempts to discredit them like I did coming forward about Joe Biden with the help of non-profits that were supposed to help women like Time’s Up.”
Her remarks apparently referenced the report compiled by New York Attorney General Letitia James that found, among other things, that Time’s Up co-founder Roberta Kaplan helped Cuomo draft a letter attacking one of his accusers.
“May there be some measure of justice for the survivors,” Reade told Fox. “Now, let’s call for a real investigation into Joe Biden and expose the corruption protecting powerful predators.”
She went on to accuse Time’s Up of committing “the most hideous betrayal to protect their most powerful friends and not only protect survivors but cause harm.”
“A signal to the powerful men”
Reade reportedly sought assistance from Time’s Up prior to coming forward with her claims against Biden, but the group rebuffed her request.
“The revelations and Cuomo’s resignation is a signal to the powerful men with nasty behavior that survivors’ voices will be heard and their behavior no longer rewarded,” she declared, according to Fox. “Not from a governor and not from the president of the United States.”
She concluded by highlighting her own allegations, adding: “I hope for justice. Cuomo resigned today and Biden should also resign.”
Some media outlets have attempted to investigate Reade’s allegations, including Business Insider, which interviewed a former neighbor who recalled Reade speak of an alleged assault several years after the incident was said to have occurred.
Furthermore, Reade asserted that her mother called The Larry King Show in 1993 to discuss the issue. The Intercept uncovered a clip from that program in which a woman in the city where Reade’s mother lived at the time asserted that her daughter had “problems” working for “a prominent senator.”