Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen conveying two messages on Saturday, as the longtime Democrat told fans to both vote and to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mediaite reported.
“No makeup? No pantsuit? No problem. I’ve got the must-have accessory for spring,” Clinton said in a tweet showing her in a mask with the slogan “Vote” emblazoned on it in large lettering. “I’m wearing a mask (and voting!) for my country, my community, and my grandchildren.”
Clinton throws weight behind Biden
Clinton made headlines last week when she gave her endorsement to former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrat’s presumptive nominee, Politico reported.
“I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our president,” she said during a joint webcast with Biden last Tuesday.
She went on: “Just think what a difference it would make right now if we had a president who not only listened to the science — put facts over fiction — but brought us together, showed the kind of compassion and caring that we need from our president and which Joe Biden has been exemplifying throughout his entire career.”
However, Biden has recently faced questions over allegations that he sexually assaulted Senate staff member Tara Reade back in 1993. That scrutiny has grown more intense in light of new evidence that has emerged in recent days.
Among the mounting corroboration of Reade’s claim is a video clip from CNN’s Larry King Live in 1993 featuring a woman who Reade confirms was her mother calling in to complain that her daughter had “problems” while working for “a prominent senator.”
Revelations have also emerged from interviews given to Business Insider by two other women who say that Reade told them about the assault she allegedly experienced while working on Capitol Hill.
According to former neighbor Lynda LaCasse, Reade gave her a graphic account of being pushed up against a wall and vaginally penetrated by Biden. LaCasse said Reade appeared to have been “traumatized” by the events in question.
What’s more, former co-worker Lorraine Sanchez said Reade told her that she had been terminated from her previous job for complaining about sexual misconduct.
Yet more allegations surfaced on Friday when a woman named Eva Murray came forward to say that Biden made harassing comments to her when she was 14. Several of Murray’s friends and her older sister say that they were told of the incident after it was said to have occurred.
Given Biden’s significant personal controversies and apparent cognitive decline, some commentators have wondered whether Clinton may ultimately withdraw her endorsement and attempt to enter the race herself. Only time will tell.