Ilhan Omar made it clear in on the record statements she believes Biden sexual assault accuser Tara Reade but will nonetheless help Joe Biden “defeat Trump” nonetheless.
In a recent tweet, Omar replied:
Believing survivors is consistent with my values. Yes, I endorsed against Biden and I didn’t pick him as our nominee. With that said, in this interview I did on May 6th, we talked about that and quotes aren’t always in context. I will vote for him and help him defeat Trump.
Meanwhile, per Fox News, Omar said she believes Tara Reade’s sexual-assault claim against Joe Biden, and that if it were up to her, Biden wouldn’t be the Democrats’ nominee for president.
“I do believe Reade,” Omar told the British Sunday Times. “Justice can be delayed but should never be denied.”
The freshman progressive “Squad” member had endorsed and campaigned for Biden’s rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Tara Reade, a former Biden staffer, accused the former vice president of cornering her in a Senate office and sexually assaulting her in 1993.
Biden repeatedly had denied the claims, and told MSNBC in an interview earlier this month he did not remember Reade. He said anyone who believed her allegations “probably shouldn’t vote for me.”