Tara Reade drew headlines during the 2020 presidential campaign after accusing then-candidate Biden of sexually harassing and assaulting her. In a recent conference in Moscow, Reade said she decided to go to Russia due to threats she received in the United States.
The Sexual Assault Against Tara Reade
Reade claimed that in 1993 when she was working as a staff assistant in Biden’s Senate office, he sexually assaulted her by forcibly penetrating her with his fingers.
While Reade initially came forward with her accusation in March 2020, Joe Biden and his campaign denied the allegations, denying that the incident occur.
Despite the expected denial, Reade submitted a complaint in 1993 according to the Senate protocol but she ended up losing her job and career. Seven other women, who worked with Biden in the early 1990s, came forward and accused Biden of kissing, hugging, or touching them in ways that had made them feel uncomfortable.
Reade contacted the offices of Bernie Sanders, AOC and Nancy Pelosi but she received no answers from them. Worse still, the House Oversight Committee distanced itself from a push by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to bring Tara Reade, who has accused President Biden of sexually assaulting her, in for an interview and testify under oath.
According to Reade, Rep. Matt Gaetz told her recently that he is worried about her physical safety and that’s why she decided to move to Russia where she feels “safe”.
Reade pleaded with President Putin and asked him during the conference for Russian citizenship which sparked accusation by the mainstream media that she “defected” to an enemy country, although Tara doesn’t have an official status and hence the term “defection” doesn’t apply to her.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.