Tara Reade On the DNC: ‘Rape Culture In U.S. Is Thriving Under The Democratic Party’

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Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade recently discussed her thoughts on the convention program, her experience since coming forward with allegations and more in an interview with Fox News.

“I’ve communicated with other people who are watching this who had very visceral reactions to what’s happening and how sexual assault survivors. … We’re being gaslighted, right, collectively,” Reade told Fox News.

“They’re pretending that they’re the upholders of the ‘Me Too’ like a shield but meanwhile, some of their main Democratic elites, some of the main powerful people involved with the party are actually perpetrators themselves. And it’s this denial, collective denial and gaslighting of survivors, that’s been so concerning to me.”

“And frankly, I think the Democratic National Committee is complicit because they’re not just ignoring it. They’re participating in it … and enabling those perpetrators,” she said.

“I’m a sexual assault survivor, so to me, what the speaker lineup showed is kind of like a thumb in all of our faces. It was … really disappointing,” Reade said. “Rape culture in the United States is thriving under the Democratic Party.”

“I feel that they are not only enabling but they are allowing that behavior to continue just by virtue of who they lined up as speakers who have credible sexual assault and harassment allegations against them and I feel like there’s an abandonment of the voices that are trying to be heard that really wanted systemic change.”

Both Biden and his campaign have repeatedly denied her claims.

“They aren’t true. This never happened,” Biden said in a written statement put out by his campaign in May.

“They should start out with the presumption they are telling the truth, then you have to look at the circumstances and the facts,” Biden said in an interview at the time regarding the merits of such accusations, but added that, in this case, “There’s so many inconsistencies.”

“We need to figure out a different way to have the conversation,” Reade said regarding what she would say.

“It’s not so much about ‘believing’ someone before it’s been investigated. It’s more about how it’s approached. For instance, in my case, you shouldn’t have to lose everything to come forward. You should be able to tell your history of what happened without your life being destroyed and your family’s life being destroyed.”

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She noted she was a “lifelong Democrat,” and described her experience as “excruciating … because I want to continue to have the representatives to vote for by my belief system.”

“What I find really astounding has been the hypocrisy around the sexual assault and sexual harassment that I brought forth,” Reade told Fox News.

“When there were Republicans being accused of that, the media and the reaction from the Democratic Party was quite different and quite aggressive and quite hostile to the perpetrator, potential perpetrator before it was even investigated. In my case, the hostility was directed right towards and I was basically silenced and erased by using classism and so on.”

She said, “I lost everything coming forward. I lost my work, housing, money, everything because I spoke out against one of the most powerful members of the Democratic Party.”

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She said witnessing figures celebrate the man she claims sexually assaulted her has been “traumatizing.”

Reade called the inclusion, for instance, of former President Bill Clinton — who has also been accused of sexual misconduct and assault and has denied those claims — in the DNC speaker lineup “pretty unconscionable” and a “slap in the face to survivors.”

Reade said her offer to speak at the GOP convention next week is “absolutely” on the table, saying she would be “more than happy to do so.”

“I think survivors need a voice and I would be humbled and honored to help raise and lift that voice if that’s possible,” Reade added.

She stressed that sexual assault is a “nonpartisan issue” and perpetrators come from every party.

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