Thursday on MSNBC’s The Last Word, 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed he doesn’t remember Tara Reade, the former staffer who claimed Biden sexually assaulted her, and that anyone who believes her story “probably shouldn’t vote for me.”
Asked by host Lawrence O’Donnell if he remembered Reade, Biden replied, “Well, to be honest with you, I don’t. But look, let me get something clear. When a woman makes a claim that she has been harassed or abused — and this claim has changed, as it’s gone on — but harassed or abused, she should be taken seriously. She should come forward, share her story, she should be taken seriously, and it should be thoroughly vetted.
“And in every case, what matters is the truth. Truth is what matters. And the truth of the case is, nothing like this ever, ever happened. She has a right to be heard, but then it should be vetted, and the truth ultimately matters. And I give you my word, it never, ever happened.” He concluded by stating that anyone who believes Reade’s story “probably shouldn’t vote for me.”
Don’t worry, Joe, we won’t.