Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday stated that Joe Biden’s response to the sexual assault allegation levied in opposition to him by a former aide was “credible and convincing,” in accordance with stories.
“I noticed the stories of what Ms. Reade stated, I noticed an interview with Vice President Biden. I respect that the vice chairman took quite a lot of questions, powerful questions. And he answered them instantly and respectfully,” Warren stated, in accordance with Fox Information and a CNN reporter.
“The vice chairman’s solutions have been credible and convincing,” she added.
The Massachusetts lawmaker was referring to Biden’s interview Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the place he made his first public assertion on Tara Reade’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in a Senate hallway in 1993 when she labored for him.
“It’s not true. I’m saying it unequivocally – it by no means occurred. It didn’t. It by no means occurred,” Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, stated.
Warren additionally expressed her help for the previous veep and his presidential run.
“I help the vice chairman, I help his marketing campaign, and I’m proud to endorse him for president,” she stated.
Her statements got here as President Trump advised The Publish that Biden “owes” Warren the highest spot on his ticket.
“I believe Elizabeth Warren is accountable for Joe Biden’s win as a result of she didn’t drop out and [Vermont Sen.] Bernie [Sanders] would have received each single state on Tremendous Tuesday,” Trump stated from the Oval Workplace, claiming Warren break up the progressive vote.
A ballot final week discovered that Warren is the heavy favourite amongst Democrats to be Biden’s operating mate.