Nancy Pelosi Says She’s Satisfied With Biden’s Non-Response to Tara Reade’s Allegations
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has said she is satisfied with how former Vice President Joe Biden has handled the allegations made against him by Tara Reade. Biden has not spoken personally about the sexual assault accusations.
Pelosi spoke to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Thursday and addressed the allegations, which have slowly grown more prominent in the media.
“Well, I have great sympathy for any women who bring forth an allegation,” Pelosi said.
“I’m a big strong supporter of the #MeToo movement. I think it has been a great… made a great contribution to our country,” she said.
“And I do support Joe Biden. I’m satisfied with how he has responded. I know him, I was proud to endorse him on Monday, very proud to endorse him, and so I’m satisfied with that.”
Camerota pointed out that Biden hadn’t spoken about the accusations at all.
“I mean, he hasn’t, to be clear, he hasn’t addressed it. His campaign has addressed it, but he has not directly addressed it. Should he directly publicly address it?” Camerota said.
“You know, it’s a matter that he has to deal with. But I am impressed with the people who worked for him at the time saying they’d absolutely never heard one iota of information about this. Nobody ever brought forth a claim or had anybody else tell them about such a claim,” Pelosi said.
“But, again, we have an important election at hand, one that is, I think, one of the most important ones that we’ve had.”
Pelosi went on to praise Biden but at the end of the interview, she thanked Camerota for bringing up Reade’s allegations.
“Thank you for what you’re doing to tell the story of this. That information is so very, very important,” Pelosi said.