In the wake of bombshell allegations by a former U.S. Senate staffer against the current Democratic presidential front-runner, Joe Biden‘s campaign is encouraging the media to “rigorously vet” Tara Reade’s claim.
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“His hands were on me and underneath my clothes, and he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers and he was kissing me at the same time and he was saying some things to me,” the accuser said in a recent interview.
Deputy Biden campaign manager Kate Bedingfield responded to the reports:
“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” she said. “We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.
Another Biden source reportedly called the claims “clearly false.”