Democratic Senator Kamala Harris will be joining presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on his 2020 ballot despite previous confrontations and disagreements.
One major disagreement between Harris and Biden are the accusations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct that eight women brought against Biden last year.
While Biden denies these allegations, Harris said at a presidential campaign event in Nevada in 2019 that she “believes” the accusers.
She believes these women, but is now backing Biden as his vice-presidential candidate?
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“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said last year, as the Daily Caller reported in April.
And, when asked if Biden be forced to drop from the presidential race, Harris answered (via the Hill): “He’s going to have to make that decision for himself. I wouldn’t tell him what to do.”
But, Harris believes these women.
The Daily Caller reports her comments were initially made “after a 1993 transcript obtained by The Intercept showed that the mother of Biden’s accuser Tara Reade, who has accused the then-senator of kissing her, touching her and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent in 1993, mentioned during a call to ‘Larry King Live,’ that her daughter had problems with a ‘prominent senator’ in Washington.”
Business Insider adds:
In March 2020, former Senate aide Tara Reade alleged that Biden sexually assaulted her while she worked for his office in 1993. Biden has unequivocally denied assaulting or harassing Reade.
Eight women, including Reade, have accused Biden of touching them inappropriately or invading their personal space in ways that made them feel uncomfortable. Seven of the women said Biden’s behavior did not amount to sexual harassment or assault.
Biden released a two-minute video after the initial allegations were made public in April 2019, but he was criticized for giving what critics deemed a “non-apology apology,” in which he said he would try to do better moving forward. He later said he’s “not sorry for anything that I’ve ever done.”