As of right now, it looks like former Vice President Joe Biden will face off against incumbent President Donald Trump in November.
But a wrench was thrown in the Democratic National Committee’s plans when Biden’s former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, finally came forward publicly with sexual assault allegations stemming from an incident occurring in a congressional hallway in the early 1990s.
And Biden was just blasted by the last Hollywood celebrity you’d ever suspect.
Remember the name Tara Reade because you’re going to be hearing a lot more in the next several months, especially in the immediate lead up to the November 2020 General Election.
Reade was a former staffer in Joe Biden’s Senate office in 1993 where she claimed in a March interview, “There was no exchange, really, he just had me up against the wall. I remember it happened all at once… his hands were on me and underneath my clothes.”
He then penetrated her with his fingers. Reade continued, “I remember him saying, first, as he was doing it ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’ and then him saying to me, when I pulled away… he said ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me.” Biden allegedly lifted Reade’s skirt and forced his fingers inside her during this exchange.
Of course, Hollywood hypocrites are divided over the allegation. On one hand, liberal elitists perpetuated “Believe Women” and “Time’s Up” in the wake of the 2017 Me Too scandal, but as soon as the accused turns out to be a prominent Democrat then that ideology goes right out the window.
Enter Hollywood’s new Jon Stewart (now that he’s retired), John Oliver.
Oliver’s HBO show “Last Week Tonight” constantly berates President Trump and his administration so it’s safe to point out the obvious that he’s a liberal crony who usually speaks on behalf of Hollywood. After all, “Last Week Tonight” has won the last four consecutive Emmy’s for Outstanding Variety Series over his more established peers liberal like Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Bill Maher.
But Oliver turned the tables on a recent episode when he gave Reade’s claims validity – likely infuriating his fellow Hollywood elitists.
Oliver said, “Now, he’s denied [her claims], but there are clearly big questions still to be answered here, and Tara Reade obviously deserves to be heard the way that anyone does when they make the difficult choice to come forward with allegations of this kind—allegations which should, of course, be fully investigated. And I am sure that we will talk more about this as the story unfolds.”
This kind of objectivity is necessary when conclusions haven’t been reached because the investigation hasn’t concluded, but unfortunately, it’s rare on this show.
Reade’s allegation could be taken at face value. After all, it’s her word against his after he recently denied the incident ever occurred.
But in 1993 after the alleged attack, Reade discussed the incident with her mother, a neighbor, and a former colleague who wished to remain anonymous. In fact, there is video from a 1993 episode of “Larry King Live” where Reade’s mother called in to the show to seek advice about “problems” her daughter had been experiencing while working with a “prominent senator.”
Reade’s former neighbor, Lynda LaCasse, claimed that she was told of the incident in 1995 or early 1996. And a former anonymous colleague of Reade’s also said she discussed the interaction with her in the early 1990s too.
In other words, Reade has multiple people that can corroborate her allegation.