Prominent Democratic women are standing by Joe Biden amid Tara Reade's sexual assault claim

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Published: Apr 30, 2020
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98% "He's a person of great integrity, great concern for the American people.""
97% "And I think that's very important to have, especially involving public figures.""
96% "Biden and many of his allies have spoken out in strong support of women coming forward with credible allegations against powerful figures.""
94% "And if we want, if we again want to have integrity, you can't say, you know -- both believe women, support all of this, ..."
93% "So I want to remove all doubt in anyone's mind, I have great comfort level with the situation as I see it with all ..."
88% "Vice President Biden has vehemently denied these allegations and I support Vice President Biden.""
87% "the New York Times reported.""
86% "Story continues 'A person of great integrity': Nancy Pelosi defends Joe Biden over Tara Reade allegation""
83% "The Joe Biden I know is somebody who really has fought for women and empowerment of women and for women's equality and rights, she ..."

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98% : "He's a person of great integrity, great concern for the American people."
97% : And I think that's very important to have, especially involving public figures."
96% : Biden and many of his allies have spoken out in strong support of women coming forward with credible allegations against powerful figures.
94% : But it is also something that is, you know, personal."
94% : And if we want, if we again want to have integrity, you can't say, you know -- both believe women, support all of this, until it inconveniences you, until it inconveniences us," she said.
93% : "So I want to remove all doubt in anyone's mind, I have great comfort level with the situation as I see it with all the respect in the world for any woman who comes forward, with all the highest regard for Joe Biden," Pelosi said.
88% : Vice President Biden has vehemently denied these allegations and I support Vice President Biden.
87% : the New York Times reported.
86% : Story continues 'A person of great integrity': Nancy Pelosi defends Joe Biden over Tara Reade allegation
83% : "The Joe Biden I know is somebody who really has fought for women and empowerment of women and for women's equality and rights," she said.
83% : Abrams pointed to the reporting done by The New York Times on Reade's case as supporting the Biden campaign's stance.
80% : Gillibrand also pointed to Biden's history of "supporting women" and said she stands by him.
80% : She also pointed to the Times' reporting, saying "I agree with Vice President Biden about this, that all women in these cases have the right to be heard and have their claims thoroughly reviewed.
80% : "I think what we should all be focused on is stopping abuses of power, getting to the truth.
80% : And Vice President Biden has supported that work that I did and others did in the Senate to change the rules," she said.
79% : When asked earlier in April about Reade's accusations, Whitmer said it was "hard" to give her insight without knowing more details about the situation.
78% : But since then, Reade pointed out Ocasio-Cortez said she would vote for Biden to the Daily Caller and added, "She still had to toe the line."
76% : She was also a vocal critic of Kavanaugh as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation proceedings because of the assault claims against him.
73% : "The happiest day for me this week was to support Joe Biden for president of the United States," she said.
71% : "I believe Joe Biden."
70% : And Tara Reade deserved to have her story listened to and investigated."
68% : Here's how some big names in the Democratic Party have responded to the allegation: Nancy Pelosi Pelosi reiterated her support for Biden when pressed about the assault claim during a news conference on Thursday and said she was "satisfied" with how he has responded.
68% : Biden needs his Biden:
67% : "She has come forward, she has spoken, and they have done an investigation in several outlets.
67% : "I know Joe Biden
66% : mid-April. In an online conversation with The Wing reported by CBS News, Ocasio-Cortez said it was valid to talk about such issues.
64% : Reade told CBS at the time that she was grateful for Ocasio-Cortez's statements because other politicians hadn't expressed support for her.
62% : Kamala Harris Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., another former 2020 candidate and rumored vice presidential contender for the Biden ticket, said in a San Francisco Chronicle podcast interview that she can "only speak to the Joe Biden I know.
60% : "And I think that, you know, it is something that no one takes lightly.
59% : This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pelosi, Democrats stand by Biden amid Tara Reade assault allegation
58% : Abrams denied a double standard in her treatment of Biden's and Kavanaugh's allegations when Lemon pointed to a 2018 tweet saying it was "shameful" the justice's nomination was being rushed, and "I believe women, and I believe survivors of violence always deserve to be supported and to have their voices heard."
56% : In recent days Democrats backing Biden repeated that it's important that women have the chance to tell their stories.
55% : She told the Chronicle the current case raises "a bigger structural issue, frankly, which is that women must be able to speak without fear of retaliation."
55% : Meet the team who will help Joe Biden pick his running mate Asked if Democrats should be more focused on responding to the allegations, Klobuchar said the party is focused on holding people in power accountable.
54% : and I think that he is telling the truth and that this did not happen," Abrams said.
53% : And in this allegation, that is what Tara Reade has done," Gillibrand said.
53% : Those investigations, Vice President Biden has called for himself.
52% : What we know: Former staffer Tara Reade says Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 Reade's allegation comes during the first presidential race since the start of the #MeToo movement, which championed the importance of listening to women's stories.
52% : , a potential pick for VP and former candidate, told NPR Biden is a "champion of abuses of power against women.
52% : "Well, I think women should be able to tell their stories.
51% : The Biden campaign has denied the assault took place, and the candidate is scheduled to address it directly for the first time on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday.
51% : Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press.
51% : Reade says she brought up sexual harassment, rather than assault, in conversations with supervisors in Biden's office, and to a Senate personnel office.
51% : Alexandria Ocasio-
50% : WASHINGTON - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the latest of several prominent Democratic women to voice her support for former Vice President Joe Biden as he faces a sexual assault allegation by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade.
50% : Kirsten Gillibrand Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who was an early contender for the Democratic nomination, said she supports Biden and doesn't see a contradiction in the way her party has reacted to Reade and how it reacted to allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, CNN reported.
50% : I think that it is important that these allegations are vetted, from the media to beyond," Whitmer said.
50% : "I think it's legitimate to talk about these things.
49% : The search for a VP:
49% : Cortez Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who backed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president until his campaign suspension and then said she'll vote for Biden as the nominee, also weighed in on the allegation in
45% : "He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard - and heard respectfully.
43% : What is clear about this claim: It is untrue.
40% : The Times issued a statement in response to a BuzzFeed News report about Biden campaign talking points to refute the claim the outlet concluded the assault did not happen.
40% : She pointed to Biden's "long history of being creepy to women," a nod to previous complaints that the former VP has engaged in overly physical displays of affection with women.
39% : Reade says that Biden assaulted her when she worked for him in 1993.
39% : Stacey Abrams Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams told CNN's Don Lemon that she believes Biden when asked about Reade's accusation.
37% : And in this case... there was a thorough review by The New York Times.
36% : "I believed then and I believe now that women deserve to be heard because too often they are not," Abrams said on CNN. "
36% : "They found that the accusation was not credible," Abrams said.
34% : News investigations have not found a record of a complaint, and former employees of Biden's at the time say they don't recall any such conversation,
34% : Gillibrand was the first senator to call for the resignation of former Sen. Al Franken in 2017 after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
34% : Amy Klobuchar Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
33% : Harris also said she would be "honored" to be Biden's running mate.
32% : She had officially announced her endorsement earlier in the week.
32% : The Times said its investigation "made no conclusion either way.
31% : This absolutely did not happen," said Biden's deputy campaign manager and communications director Kate Bedingfield in a statement to the media.
29% : She has expressed her interest in becoming Biden's VP pick.
26% : She said that "there was never any record" of the allegation.
25% : Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is a sexual assault survivor, stopped short of saying in an NPR interview how the allegations would affect her support for Biden.
23% : "So when we say believe women, it's for this explicit intention of making sure there's space for all women to come forward to speak their truth, to be heard.
23% : The two battled during debates over Biden's record on race, but she's since thrown her support behind the former VP.
18% : But in a separate part of the conversation, she said it was "flattering" to be part of conversations on running mate possibilities.
10% : A look at the women who could be his VP candidate
8% : While some have called on the presumptive Democratic nominee to drop out of the race for president, he's seen support from many leading party voices, including some of the women whose names have circulated as potential running mates.

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