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Graham Defends Biden Against Sexual Assualt Allegation, but Calls on Him to Release Senate Personnel Papers

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is coming to Joe Biden’s defense as the former vice president is facing a sexual assault allegation by a former Senate staffer.

During a Fox News “Hannity” interview late Friday, Graham said, “The Joe Biden I know, I’ve never seen anything [or] believed that he would do anything like this until you convince me otherwise.”

Graham also called on Biden to release his Senate personnel records.

On Friday, Biden called on the secretary of the Senate to see if there is any record of such a complaint. The personnel files are kept in the National Archives. He also even wrote a letter requesting the release of any documents.

Tara Reade, who was a staffer while Biden was a senator, is accusing Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, and in March she came out publicly with her alleged story.

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There has been comparison and questioning in reports on whether this a double-standard between the allegation against Biden and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s case.

Graham said during the Fox News interview, “Is there a double standard? Of course.”

“Do most Republicans understand what happened to Brett Kavanaugh was not about trying to right a wrong against Dr. Ford [but] was about trying to keep a seat open so they could fill it when they could beat Trump? I mean, they [Democrats] were dumb enough to say that,” he added.

Though Biden’s campaign had denied Reade’s allegation, early Friday, Biden himself addressed the allegation in which he denied it, as IJR reported.

“They aren’t true. This never happened,” Biden said in a statement.

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