Reade worked as a Senate staffer for Biden in 1993, which is when she said he sexually assaulted her. She has said that in addition to making her feel uncomfortable—as other women have also alleged—she also accused Biden of pushing her against a wall and digitally penetrating her. Biden has vehemently denied these allegations.
Now, Reade is calling on House Republicans to investigate her accusations. The GOP reclaimed a narrow majority in the House of Representatives during the November midterm elections, potentially setting the stage for several investigations into the Biden administration.
Reade told conservative news outlet The Daily Caller that she would be willing to testify about her accusations under oath and allow members of Congress to ask her “whatever questions they wanted.”
“I think we need to have the conversation, instead of me being erased, and other women that were erased that tried to come forward,” Reade told the outlet.
Early Saturday morning, Reade tweeted that she would not be “silenced” by Democrats, who have defended Biden against her allegations.
“As I said in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, I will not be silenced,” she wrote. “Sexual assault is not politically partisan. The Democrats just got caught covering up what happened to me in 1993 to elect their monster.”
As I said in 2019, 2020,2021,2022,
I will not be silenced.
Sexual assault is not politically partisan. The Democrats just got caught covering up what happened to me in 1993 to elect their monster.
Thank you @mtaibbi and @elonmusk for the reveal of corruptions.#twitterfiles
Reade told Newsweek in a written statement that she “would be willing to go under oath and testify to what happened in 1993,” describing herself as “politically homeless at this point and very concerned with the level of corruption.”
“The suppressing of my history with Biden is a serious hypocrisy by the Democratic power structure that is supposed to be about women’s rights,” Reade wrote. “All of this exposes the dark belly of corruption at the highest office of the land. It must be brought into the light including the fact the Biden sexually harassed and assaulted me when I worked as his staffer in 1993. No one should be above the law.”
She said she has received contact from a victims advocate from New York, who worked with the women who accused former Governor Andrew Cuomo of harassment.
Reade also pointed to journalist Matt Taibbi’s Friday report on how Twitter allegedly suppressed a New York Post article in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election about Hunter Biden‘s laptop as illustrative of this “corruption.”
“I hope there are investigations and real consequences for these individuals involved and Biden resigns or is impeached. Not just for what Biden did to me but to the entire country,” she wrote.
House Republicans have not publicly said whether they plan to investigate Reade’s accusations of sexual assault, but Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado signaled support for an investigation on Friday.
“Tara Reade has asked the new GOP House to investigate her claims of sexual assault against Joe Biden,” the GOP lawmaker tweeted. “I’m for it!”
Tara Reade has asked the new GOP House to investigate her claims of sexual assault against Joe Biden.
I’m for it!
Biden’s campaign denied Reade’s allegations when she first came forward in 2020.
“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said. “We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.”
Marianne Baker, who served as Biden’s executive assistant from 1982 to 2000, also said she never witnessed, heard or received reports of any inappropriate conduct.
Reade previously told Newsweek she considered coming forward with her allegations after former President Barack Obama selected Biden as his running mate in his 2008 presidential bid.
“When Obama was up for election, I was very supportive because I’d been a lifetime Democrat,” Reade said in 2020. “[Biden] happened to be on the ticket and I thought it about it [coming forward], but I didn’t because my daughter was in junior high at that time and I didn’t want to bring publicity to our family.”