Liz Peek: Biden assault allegations turn race on its head

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By Liz Peek | Fox News

Tara Reade could save the Democratic Party.

Reade, a former aide for then-Sen. Joe Biden, has accused the presumed Democrat candidate of sexual assault. Evidence has surfaced that appears to bolster Reade’s allegations.

In this #MeToo era, Democrat officials could use that accusation to get Uncle Joe to withdraw from the race.

Why would that be good for Democrats? Because they know that Biden is a weak candidate who may be suffering cognitive decline and is not likely to beat President Trump in November. The inability of the former vice president to reliably string two sentences together is alarming and will only become more evident as the months pass.

Currently, the Biden camp is keeping the candidate under wraps, even as they try to keep him in the game, a difficult balancing act with the former veep holed up in his basement. The ever-helpful New York Times just ran an extensive puff piece about Biden; shockingly, the “campaign declined to make him available for an interview.” What Democrat candidate turns down the chance to speak to the Times?

Democrats are not only concerned about Biden’s penchant for spewing meaningless word salads. It is also because his candidacy suffers a huge enthusiasm gap, and is also way behind on fund-raising.

By sidelining Biden, Dems could re-up their commitment to #MeToo, find themselves a better candidate, and simultaneously save themselves from a colossal defeat in November. A win-win.

Admittedly, it would be messy. But not any messier than Democrats being squashed in the Electoral College.

Tara Reade worked as an aide in Biden’s office in the 1990s. Last year she joined numerous other women who publicly accused Biden of inappropriate physical contact.

More recently, Reade has expanded her accusation to include an encounter in which Biden “had me up against the wall; he used his knee to spread open my legs,[and] put his fingers inside me.”

Reade says she called her mother that night to tell her about the incident; her mom insisted she tell the police, which she did not do. However, her mother apparently reached out for advice on how her daughter should handle the matter.

A 1993 video has just surfaced that appears to show Larry King receiving a call from Jeanette Altimus, Reade’s mother, who asked “what a staffer would do besides go to the press in Washington?” She adds, “My daughter has just left there after working for a prominent senator… and the only thing she could have done was go to the press, and she chose not to do it out of respect for him.”

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Per TCO, Actress and activist Rose McGowan is calling of former Vice president to drop out of the campaign amid allegations from Tara Reade of sexual assault.

McGowan tweeted:

Fellow citizens, use your power, use your social media voice. RISE. Tweet at JoeBiden to end his campaign effective immediately. Citizens, free yourselves. Overthrow a sick system run by false prophets. This is the moment. BECAUSE WE CAN. See below.

Former Hillary advisor Peter Daou tweeted Saturday:

DIFFICULT THREAD — SHOULD WITHDRAW

1. I respect the will of the voters.

2. But new information has emerged supporting ‘s account of being sexually assaulted by .

3. Credible rape accusations are disqualifying or we have NO moral standards.

4. Defeating Trump is NOT OPTIONAL.

5. To avoid potential catastrophe in Nov., should withdraw.

6. , , , , , etc. could replace Biden.

7. can restart his campaign.

8. We can reboot the primary and give voters a choice.

9. This is the ethical position AND the smarter strategy to beat Trump.

10. We lose ALL moral authority if we embrace “the lesser of two accused rapists.”

11. Polls show other Dem candidates can win.

PRINCIPLES MATTER. WE CAN BEAT TRUMP AND PROTECT OUR VALUES.

#DropOutBiden trended #2 on Twitter Saturday.

Earlier this month, McGowan, who co-starred with Alyssa Milano in the series “charmed” called Milano a “fraud” for failing to stick up to Joe Biden’s sexual assault accuser Tara Reade.

You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME

Alyssa Milano broke her silence on Biden’s #MeToo Accusation against him in a radio interview with Andy Cohen.

Milano said she still supports Biden despite the sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade and her being considered one of them leaders of the “believe women” #MeToo movement.

LISTEN:

Milano then added:

There is something to the idea that people are going to weaponize for political gain. Just look at the replies here and look to see who those accounts are supporting in the primary. There always needs to be a thorough vetting of accusations.

David Weissman tweeted:

I am willing to bet if a woman accused Bernie Sanders of rape, they would not believe her but use snake emojis with an # just like they did with Elizabeth Warren because they didn’t believe her when she mentioned that Bernie told her that a woman couldn’t be President.

to which Alyssa responded:

Right. This is clearly a smear campaign. And Warren not endorsing Bernie when their policies line up—to me—means she was telling the truth about what he said.

Needless to say, many Twitter users were not impressed.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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