Pelosi Endorses Biden, Silent On Tara Reade’s Allegations Of Sexual Assault
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday, without addressing allegations of sexual assault leveled against him by a former Senate staffer.
Pelosi announced her endorsement of the former vice president in a video where she praised Biden for his “values” and “integrity.”
The Democratic House speaker cited Biden’s conduct during the Great Recession, Biden’s assistance from the White House with the Affordable Care Act and Biden’s “voice of reason and resilience” during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States because he will be an extraordinary president,” she said. “He knows how to get the job done.”
Pelosi’s endorsement came days after Biden accuser Tara Reade tore into the media, Democratic politicians and women’s groups for their failure to support her allegations against the former vice president.
Reade worked as a Senate staffer for Biden in 1993 and has accused the then-senator of kissing her, touching her and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent. The Biden campaign has denied the assault and said it “absolutely did not happen.”