Tara Reade, a former staffer for then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), came forward during the 2020 election to allege that the future president and vice president had sexually assaulted her in a Senate building hallway in 1993.
Reade’s claims were summarily dismissed and discredited by Democrats and the media at the time, but now she is calling on the incoming House Republican majority to investigate her allegations and has even offered to testify under oath, PJ Media reported.
For what it is worth, Biden has vehemently denied Reade’s assertions, as have other staffers who worked for the former Democratic senator from Delaware at the time of the alleged harassment and assault.
Willing to testify under oath about sexual assault allegations
In a recent exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, Reade reiterated her claim that, following other instances of sexual harassment, then-Sen. Biden in 1993 had pinned her against a wall, reached underneath her clothing, and sexually violated her with his fingers. She claims that she attempted to report the incident through the Senate shortly thereafter, but ultimately left the job after she was “intimidated” and “threatened” by others.
She has now requested that House Republicans investigate her claims and said, “It would be a very different thing, if I could testify under oath.” Reade further offered to “provide whatever information [Congress] needed and [Congress] could ask me whatever questions they wanted.”
“I think we need to have the conversation, instead of me being erased, and other women that were erased that tried to come forward,” she added in reference to how the predominately Democrat-aligned media had effectively dismissed and silenced her and others who raised claims and concerns over Biden’s alleged bad behavior during the 2020 election cycle.
As for all of the other former staffers at the time of the alleged assault who either denied it or couldn’t recall anything of the sort, Reade suggested that if they “had to go under oath, I think they would have to admit something very different.”
“Sexual assault is not politically partisan”
Newsweek reported that Reade took to Twitter Friday morning and posted, “As I said in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, I will not be silenced.” She added in the tweet, “Sexual assault is not politically partisan. The Democrats just got caught covering up what happened to me in 1993 to elect their monster.”
In a statement provided to the outlet, Reade described herself as a former lifelong Democrat who was now “politically homeless at this point and very concerned with the level of corruption,” though she reiterated her overture to House Republicans that she “would be willing to go under oath and testify to what happened in 1993.”
“The suppressing of my history with Biden is a serious hypocrisy by the Democratic power structure that is supposed to be about women’s rights,” she said. “All of this exposes the dark belly of corruption at the highest office of the land. It must be brought into the light including the fact that Biden sexually harassed and assaulted me when I worked as his staffer in 1993. No one should be above the law.”
Rep. Boebert signals support for the investigation
Newsweek noted that, at least thus far, there has been no official word from House Republicans about whether or not they plan to take Reade up on her offer to testify under oath in an investigation of her claims against Biden.
However, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) did announce her support for the idea on Thursday when she tweeted, “Tara Reade has asked the new GOP House to investigate her claims of sexual assault against Joe Biden. I’m for it!” to which Reade herself replied, “Thank you @laurenboebert. Sexual harassment and assault is not a partisan issue.”