#DropOutBiden trended on Twitter today and many sharing the hashtag were supporters of Bernie Sanders who are not happy with the Democrat party’s treatment of the sexual assault allegations against Biden by Tara Reade.
DailyMail reports Senator Bernie Sanders’ fiercest backers are furious at senior officials and supporters of the Democratic Party over their silence in the face of sexual assault allegations made against the presumptive nominee Joe Biden by a former Senate staffer.
Biden, the former vice president, is being accused by Tara Reade of forcibly kissing her, groping her, and digitally penetrating her when she served as an aide to the then-senator from Delaware in 1993.
Biden has denied the allegations.
Reade filed an official criminal complaint against the now presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner on April 9.
On Thursday, a 27-year-old clip from CNN’s Larry King Live shows the talk show host taking a phone call from Reade’s mother which suggests that Reade told others at the time of the alleged assault.
The latest evidence to emerge shows Reade’s mother Jeanette Altimus calling into King’s show in August 1993, the same month that Reade left Biden’s staff, and anonymously asking a panel’s advice on her daughter’s ‘problems’ with a ‘prominent senator.’
There is no mention of sexual assault in the clip.
Reade, who was in her 20s at the time of the alleged assault, had previously revealed Altimus called into the show when she told her about the sexual assault claims 27 years ago but was unable to remember the exact date or year of the phone call.
When news of her official complaint against Biden first emerged, Reade said she had told her mother, brother and a friend about the assault at the time. She said her mother urged her to go to the police.