Tara Reade came forward recently and alleged that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden sexually assaulted her years ago when she worked for him when he was serving in the U.S. Senate.
Last Thursday, Reade said she is willing to testify under oath about her allegations.
On Friday, Biden did an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and it did very little to combat the allegations.
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld analyzed the interview on Saturday and said Biden seemingly confessed to sexual assault.
“Look, Biden was doing great in that interview until he confessed,” Gutfeld said. “First he had the total denial. I think that was pretty good. The denial was pretty strong. And then he says as a complaint. ‘You know, I don’t know why all of a sudden 27 years ‘this’ gets raised.’
Biden said: “You know, I don’t know why all of a sudden 27 years ‘this’ gets raised.”
Gutfeld asked the question we all were thinking: “What is ‘this?’ What is ‘this’? That’s interesting.”
If nothing ever happened, why is Biden referring to something that happened?
Perhaps it was a slip of the tongue or inartful phrasing, but he certainly shouldn’t get a pass for his response. What happened to “believe” all women?
Watch the segment from Gutfeld below:
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.
She then told Harper what Biden allegedly said:
He just like pointed at me and he said, “You’re nothing to me!” And then he just looked at me and said, “You’re nothing. Nothing.” … I must’ve reacted because that’s when he took me by the shoulders and he said, “You’re okay. You’re fine. You’re okay.”
Harper notes there are no witnesses to the alleged assault, but that “Tara’s brother and Tara’s close friend” both “recalled her telling them about the incident at the time.”