In 2019, Kamala Harris said "I believe" Biden sexual harassment accusers

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 12th, 2020 1:26 pm

Last Updated Aug 12th, 2020 at 5:13 pm

Joe Biden's recently selected running mate Sen. Kamala Harris said last year that she believed the women who accused the former vice president of sexual assault.

"I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it," Harris said during a Nevada presidential campaign event in April 2019.

Harris' comment came after several women accused Biden of unsolicited touching.

In 2020, Tara Reade alleged that Biden sexually assaulted her while she was a staff assistant in his Senate office in 1993. Reade claims she reached out to Harris concerning her accusations but did not get a response. A senior adviser for Harris denied the request took place.

Harris was labeled a hypocrite for supporting Biden over Reade, despite her insistence that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were credible.

In the past, Harris has voiced her support for women who have been sexually assaulted.


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