UPDATED 11:51 AM PT — Thursday, May 7, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) said Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden are not “clear-cut.”
During an interview with NPR Thursday, the progressive lawmaker said people need to acknowledge that this is a “messy moment” and she’s not sure if she believes Reade.
She went on to stress that people are jumping to the political implications of her accusations rather than focusing on the survivor’s story, which we should do instead.
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Ocasio-Cortez then said Reade hasn’t explicitly told people they should not vote for Biden. The New York Democrat has said she will vote for Biden for president, however, she has yet to formally endorse him.