'I Stand With Joe on His Nomination': Booker Responds to Sexual Assault Allegation Made Against Biden


Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is weighing in on the sexual assault allegation made against former Vice President Joe Biden.

Co-host of “The View” Joy Behar asked Booker what he made of the allegation and he came to Biden’s defense.

“He has said this hasn’t happened and I stand with Joe on his nomination and believe he will be the best president,” Booker said.

“He will be a much better president not only than Donald Trump but a president for these times where we need healing, where we need moral leadership and I think he can provide that,” Booker continued.

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Tara Reade, a former staffer while Biden was a senator, is alleging he sexually assaulted her in 1993, as IJR previously reported.

Biden publicly denied the allegation in a statement he released last week.

Biden’s campaign manager Kate Bedingfield released an additional statement Friday claiming there are multiple “inconsistencies” in Reade’s claims.

Booker offered praise to Biden for his belief all claims should be investigated.

“We need to listen to women and so many womens’ complaints. We have a culture that disregards, demeans, and degrades women who come forward with stories of assault,” Booker said.

He added, “The next thing we need to do is investigate the claims. I really celebrate Joe Biden for standing up and saying the same thing. We need to listen to him. We need to investigate these claims.”

Reade opened up in an interview with Megyn Kelly calling for Biden to end his campaign for president, as IJR previously reported.

Booker joins a long list of Democrats speaking out in support of Biden including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

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