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Woman Accuses Joe Biden of Sexual Assault
On Wednesday morning, journalist and podcaster 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.
The story begins with Reade being instructed to rush a gym bag to Biden. 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. Read more…
Pelosi Outlines Plans for Fourth Coronavirus Relief Package
Congress must begin drafting a fourth relief package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
Pelosi, a California Democrats, said the $2 trillion economic relief measure the Senate passed last Wednesday is insufficient to address the needs of state and local governments, workers, and other entities affected by the spread of the virus.
Pelosi said she would begin working on the legislation, but a final deal will have to be crafted between leaders in both parties.
Among the provisions in a fourth relief measure would be changes to the law to expand who qualifies for family and medical leave benefits, stronger occupations, safety and health protections for workers, a bigger bailout for struggling pensions, expanded food stamp payments, and more money for state and local governments to deal with the cost of treating the coronavirus, which has overrun some hospitals and medical facilities.
“We’ll be taking the lead,” Pelosi told reporters, adding that she’ll be in Washington and her committee heads would be writing the critical sections of the bill.
The Senate late Wednesday passed the third and by far largest of three measures to address the pandemic. The Senate bill includes $2 trillion in direct aid to workers, families, healthcare facilities, and businesses of all sizes. Read more…
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