(PatriotHeadline.com)- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been struggling to keep a lid on the Tara Reade story lately. She is the former Senate staffer who alleges that in 1993, Joe Biden grabbed her in a corridor and sexually assaulted her.
During an interview with MSNBC, Biden said he didn’t remember Reade and that her story is inconsistent. It was during a segment where Biden answered questions from viewers, from his home in Delaware.
“Do you remember Tara Reade, who worked there for about, around a year in 1992, ’93?” host Lawrence O’Donnell asked Biden.
“Well, to be honest with you, I don’t,” he responded.
If his claim is true, it doesn’t just mean that Reade is mistaken but that he simply thinks she is lying. A man who once claimed that he would believe all women thinks that a woman, Tara Reade, shouldn’t be believed because he doesn’t even remember her.
“But look, let me get something clear,” he added. “When a woman makes a claim that she has been harassed or abused, and this claim has changed, as it’s gone on, but harassed or abused, she should be taken seriously.”
Biden said any woman who says she has been sexually abused should “come forward, share her story,” and be “taken seriously.” He also added that he thinks the stories should be “thoroughly vetted,” something he didn’t say back in 2018 when he told PBS that “Women should be believed.”
Don’t believe it? You can see it in the clip below.
Biden continued talking about Reade to O’Donnell for some time, saying, “in every case, what matters is the truth.”
“Truth is what matters. And the truth of the case is, nothing like this ever, ever happened. She has a right to be heard, but then it should be vetted, and the truth ultimately matters,” he said. “And I give you my word, it never, ever happened.”
The problem? Joe Biden isn’t letting people properly vet the claims because he refuses to allow his Senate records to be released from the University of Delaware, where they are being stored until he leaves public life.
At the end of the interview, Biden also addressed the question of what people should do if they don’t believe him. To those people, he said, “they probably shouldn’t vote for me.”