Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, called on the presumptive Democratic nominee to “step forward and be held accountable” in an excerpt of an interview with Megyn Kelly. Biden has denied the allegations.
This is Reade’s first on-camera interview. Top Democrats have rallied around Biden, stating that they believe his unequivocal denial of the allegations on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last week.
Asked whether Biden should drop out, Reade told Kelly: “I wish he would. But he won’t. But I wish he would. That’s how I feel emotionally.” She added that it’s “a little late” for an apology.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 7, 2020
“I wanted to believe Reade when she first came to me, and I worked hard to find the evidence to make certain others would believe her, too. I couldn’t find it.” Vox’s Laura McGann on reporting the Tara Reade story for more than a year https://t.co/2tc3XzIzSh
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 7, 2020
Especially in light of the facts in this story, it seems to me like a huge tell that Reade is ducking various mainstream television interview opportunities in favor of doing this weird Megyn Kelly one. https://t.co/J0JzPWsUEr
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 7, 2020