The Democratic Party has to be nervous that a repeat of 2016 is on the way.
Similarly to the general election of 4 years ago, the party has eschewed the wishes of their younger voting bloc in order to railroad an establishment candidate into the presumptive presidential nomination. In 2016, it was Hillary Clinton, in 2020, Joe Biden.
Like Clinton, Biden is a party staple whose current health and previous behavior are cause for concern. The most pressing bit of trouble has been the reemergence of a sexual assault claim against the former Senator by staffer Tara Reade, who says that she was attacked by Biden back in 1993.
Now a purported phone call between Reade’s mother and cable news host Larry King has surfaced, and it seems to corroborate the claim that something wicked occurred some 26 years ago.
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Newly surfaced video from 1993 appears to feature the mother of Tara Reade, a woman who accused presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of sexual assault, calling into a cable TV show to seek advice around the time of the alleged assault.
In a “Larry King Live” segment that aired on August 11, 1993, on CNN, an unnamed woman calls in to the show with her location identified on the screen as San Luis Obispo, California. The show was about the cutthroat nature of Washington, DC, politics and media.
“Yes, hello. I’m wondering what a staffer would do besides go to the press in Washington?” she asks. “My daughter has just left there after working for a prominent senator, and could not get through with her problems at all, and the only thing she could have done was go to the press, and she chose not to do it out of respect for him.”
Larry King responds: “In other words, she had a story to tell but out of respect for the person she worked for, she didn’t tell it?”
“That’s true,” the caller says.
Reade has confirmed her belief that this was her mother calling on behalf of the Biden incident.
You can hear the call below:
This much is clear.
In 1993 the mother of Tara Reade was so disturbed by what her daughter told her @JoeBiden did to her, & the lack of help she said she got from his staff, that she called Larry King to talk about it the week Tara stopped working for himpic.twitter.com/WOlPdjLNyP
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 25, 2020
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