For presidental candidate Biden this could be the Karma backlash and fatal to his candidacy.
The accusation of sexual abuse against Joe Biden warrants serious attention. It is no surprise former Fox News megastar Megyn Kelly, herself a subject of sexual abuse, landed the first on-camera interview with accuser Tara Reade. The broadcast is receiving major buzz in the British tabloid The Daily Mail.
Afterall, then Senator Biden was Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committe in 1991 when Clarence Thomas was up for confirmation to the US Supreme Court
Anita Hill testifed in public and leveled serious charges of sexual misconduct against then nominee Thomas. There were other women who wanted to testify about similiar sexual harassment by now Associate Justice Thomas.
Senator Biden did not permit this testimony. Had he done so, Clarence Thomas may not have been elevated to the Supreme Court from which he has wreaked havoc on the rights of Americans for nearly 30 years.
To learn in detail about Biden’s performance I recommend reading the book Strange Justice by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson.
Daily Mail-UK 5.7.2020
Tara Reade, the woman who’s accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, sat down with Megyn Kelly for her first major on-camera interview and said she wished Biden would drop out of the presidential race.
She also blasted Biden’s campaign for not making her feel ‘safe’ to speak out about an alleged assault that occurred when she worked for Biden as a U.S. senator in 1993.
‘I want to say you and I were there, Joe Biden, please step forward and be held accountable, you should not be running on character for president of the United States,’ Reade told Kelly, who had asked what her message was for Biden.
Kelly followed up by asking Reade if she wanted Biden to withdraw from the presidential contest.
‘I wish he would,’ Reade answered. ‘But he won’t, but I wish he would,’ Reade said.
She explained that’s how she feels ’emotionally’ and also told Kelly that an apology now wouldn’t be sufficient.
‘I think it’s a little late,’ Reade said.
Kelly, formerly of Fox News Channel and NBC News, had announced earlier Thursday on Twitter that she had nabbed the first major sit-down with Reade, who previously complained about the big networks not giving her TV time.
‘Her story & some tough Q’s in a riveting exchange,’ Kelly wrote. ‘A ton of news coming … ,’ she said and included a photo of both she and Reade.
Since leaving NBC News in January 2019, Kelly has worked for herself, posting interviews to her YouTube channel, and then promoting them on social media platforms.
The first clip of the interview, which Kelly posted on Twitter late Thursday afternoon, began with Reade telling the former Fox anchor about harassment she’s endured at the hands of so-called Biden ‘surrogates.’
‘It’s been stunning, actually, how the – some of his surrogates, with the blue checks, that are his surrogates, have been saying really horrible things about me and to me on social media,’ Reade said.
‘He hasn’t himself, but, there’s a measure of hypocrisy with the campaign saying it’s safe,’ she continued.
‘It’s not been safe,’ Reade said. ‘All my social media has been hacked. All my personal information has been dragged through. Every person that maybe has you know a gripe against me, an ex-boyfriend or an ex-landlord whatever it is, has been able to have a platform rather than me.’
Late last month, Reade told The New York Times’ media critic Ben Smith that no major networks had offered to put her on TV.
‘They’re just doing stories. No anchors, no nothing like that,’ she said.
At the time, Smith reported, Reade was in talks with Fox News Channel about doing an on-camera interview, with ‘Fox News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace looking to be the venue.
Fox News Channel told The Atlantic that the interview reported by The Times was ‘never confirmed.’
Reade told The Times that she backed out due to getting death threats.
Reade previously did an on-camera interview with Hill.TV, but when discussing media coverage with The Times, she was referencing major network television, saying she had hoped for a sit-down with someone like Gayle King, the host of ‘CBS This Morning.’
Reade has accused Biden of sticking his hand down her skirt and digitally penatrating her in a Congressional hallway when she worked for him as an aide in 1993.
She first told her story to journalist Katie Halper for her ‘Katie Halper Show’ podcast on March 25.
Biden denied the allegations on-camera last Friday on ‘Morning Joe,’ which was his first television appearance pushing back on Reade’s story.
Kelly was among the women at Fox News Channel who accused the late Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.
Since leaving NBC News, Kelly’s video report on how real life Fox News employees responded to the movie ‘Bombshell,’ a film where she’s portrayed by Charlize Theron, was her most widely viewed piece of content, receiving 1.5 million hits on YouTube.