#MeToo founder refuses to denounce Biden over sex assault allegations: He can be "both accountable and electable"

by Daniel Payne · Apr 29th, 2020 3:37 pm
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The founder of the flashpoint #MeToo movement, which has succeeded in exposing countless male sexual predators across the country and the world, is refusing to denounce Joe Biden, even as he stands accused of sexually assaulting one of his aides in 1993.

Tarana Burke, who is generally seen as the primary activist for the #MeToo movement, said that voters should not focus too much on the allegations of Biden's accuser, Tara Reade.

"The defense of Joe Biden shouldn't rest on whether or not he's a ‘good guy' or ‘our only hope,'" Burke said. "Instead, he could demonstrate what it looks like to be both accountable and electable."

Burke noted that Reade has been "afforded the opportunity to speak her truth" via journalists reporting on her allegations. Biden himself has not yet been asked about the allegations by any journalists.


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