Tara Reade’s claim that former Vice President Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in a Capitol hallway in 1993 has suffered some major setbacks in recent weeks, but it seems Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is still standing by the former Senate staffer.
According to Breitbart, Omar revealed in an interview Sunday that she not only believes Reade, but said that if she had her way, Biden would not be the Dems’ nominee for the White House this year.
There is a very clear divide in the Democratic Party between the establishment and the new breed that seems to be taking over the House — and that new breed includes none other than Rep. Omar.
Along with the rest of the so-called “Squad,” Omar is pushing progressive ideologies that go far beyond where mainstream Democrats are willing to go. That seems to include a policy of guilty until proven innocent.
While many in America agree that Reade’s allegations should be investigated, nobody should be convicting Biden until the case is proven or has solid corroboration. Omar, however, is pushing the #MeToo narrative that all women should be believed, no matter what.
“I do believe Reade. Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied,” she said in an interview Sunday, according to Breitbart.
Ironically, her comments are coming during a time when her preferred candidate for the nomination is trying to silence the dissenting opinion on the party.
Fox News reported several days ago that Bernie Sanders is asking Democrat delegates representing him at the convention to sign an agreement that would prohibit them for talking badly about any other candidates or any member of Democrat leadership.
She’s not alone
Still, Omar is far from being alone in her beliefs on this matter. While Democrat leaders have already come out to dismiss the Reade allegation, another member of the “Squad” was not so quick to discount them.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), the unofficial leader of the “Squad,” also seems to think something happened, although she would not go much further than that.
“There have been investigative journalists that have corroborated certain aspects of her account — that is undeniable — [and] have raised questions about other aspects of her account. I’m not sure,” she said in a recent interview with NPR, according to Breitbart. “It is not clear-cut.”
Even so, AOC has not pulled back her “almost” endorsement of Joe Biden; while the freshman congresswoman has not formerly endorsed Joe Biden, she has stated that she will be voting for him, as well as joining a committee that will help establish his presidential platform, as NBC News reports.