Barring something wild or unprecedented from happening, Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee.
While many in the mainstream media are trying their best to elevate him, Biden is in hot water after allegations resurfaced that he allegedly sexually assaulted Tara Reade, a former staffer back in 1993 when he was serving in the U.S. Senate.
When asked about these allegations, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she is still unsure if she will endorse Biden for president even though she is voting for him in November over President Donald Trump.
AOC seems to be playing both sides.
She is claiming she will “vote for him” in November because she wants to defeat President Donald Trump, but she won’t “endorse” him, meaning she won’t say she supports him as a person.
The New York socialist lawmaker first told Fat Joe on an Instagram Live session that she would be voting for Biden, but Ocasio-Cortez now argues that voting for someone is now the same as endorsing them.
“I personally draw a distinction between endorsement, endorsing a candidate, and voting for them. I have not yet endorsed Vice President Biden, but I will be voting for him in November,” she said during an interview on “Shelter in Place with Shane Smith” on Vice News.
Biden, for his part, has staunchly denied the allegations. But they are not going away anytime soon.
Last month, journalist Katie Harper released an audio clip of an interview with Tara Reade, a former staff assistant to Joe Biden, in which Reade claims that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.
Reade begins by detailing how she was instructed to rush a gym bag to Biden at the time. Upon reaching then-Senator Biden with the bag, Reade claims that he greeted her by name, and proceeded to sexually assault her in a “side area.”
“We were alone, and it was the strangest thing. There was no, like, exchange really, he just had me up against the wall,” Reade claims.
“His hands were on me, and underneath my clothes,” Reade later says. “He went down my skirt, but then up inside. He penetrated me with his fingers.”
Reade alleges that Biden was kissing her and asking her if she “wanted to go somewhere else,” and that after the alleged assault was complete, he said, “C’mon man, I heard you liked me.”
Reade told Harper that Biden’s alleged phrase stuck with her because it made her think about what she “might have said.”
For me, it was like everything shattered in that moment because I knew that we were alone. It was over, right? He wasn’t trying to do anything more – but I looked up to him, he was like my father’s age, he was like this champion of women’s rights in my eyes and I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal. I just felt sick because when he pulled back, he looked annoyed, and he said something else to me that I don’t want to say, and then he said – I must have looked shocked … I don’t know how I looked, but I must have looked something because he grabbed me by the shoulders, and said, “You’re okay. You’re fine. You’re okay. You’re fine,” and then he walked away, and went on with his day.
Apparently, AOC thinks defeating Trump is more important than “believing all women,” as Democrats have claimed.