House Republicans have announced that they plan to formally interview former Senate staffer Tara Reade to examine her claims that then-Delaware Senator Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.
According to statements made by Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on his “Firebrand” podcast, Reade will soon be providing House Republicans with a transcribed interview detailing her story about Biden’s potentially criminal sexual advance.
“At the invitation of @RepMTG and I, and with the blessing of Chairman Comer, Tara Reade (@ReadeAlexandra) will be returning to Congress to give a transcribed interview regarding her allegations that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her,” Rep. Gaetz tweeted on Wednesday.
“Tara Reade is the former Senate staffer of then-Senator Joe Biden and she made allegations that he violently sexually assaulted her in the Capitol building while she was trying to physically resist him, that he did very terrible things to her,” Gaetz said on his show, highlighting Reade’s recent tweet in which she called for Biden to be investigated.
Responding to Rep. Gaetz’ announcement, Reade thanked the two House Republicans for giving her a chance to speak out.
Valiant News previously reported that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) this week indicated that she and Rep. Matt Gaetz will soon examine Reades allegations.
“So I am not a former porn star nor did I receive ‘hush money’ I was a Senate staffer for Joe Biden when he sexually assaulted me in 1993,” Reade alleged. “To date no investigation, only media attacks and trolls aimed at me. I ask again to @mtgreenee and @mattgaetz When will Joe Biden be investigated? Thanks.”
Replying to Reade’s tweet, Greene thanked the former staffer for telling her story and invited her to Washington D.C.
“Tara, Thank you for bravely speaking out about such a horrible sexual assault you endured by your boss, then Senator Joe Biden, as a young staffer. It’s time to take a stand against the two-tiered injustice system. @RepMattGaetz and I would like to invite you to come to Washington to speak with us. We will be in touch very soon.”
Reade, a registered Democrat and one of numerous women who accused Biden during his 2020 presidential run of “physical contact that made them feel uncomfortable” in 1993, says then-Senator Biden pushed her against the wall, forcibly kissed her and penetrated her with his fingers after putting his hand under her skirt.
“Do you want to go somewhere else?,” Biden allegedly told Reade during the alleged assault.
“His hands went underneath my clothing and he was touching me in my private areas and without my consent,” Reade would later tell NPR.
When Biden’s advances were rejected by Reade, the alleged victim claims, the powerful D.C. politician told her: “Come on, man, I heard you liked me” and “You’re nothing to me, nothing.”
Biden denies the allegation that he sexually assaulted Reade.
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This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.