When President Joe Biden was campaigning ahead of the 2020 election, an accuser came forward and asserted that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with her nearly 30 years earlier.
As Biden prepares for a tough re-election bid, Tara Reade is coming forward again — this time to issue an alarming statement about the intimidation she claims she has experienced since initially speaking out.
“I want to make something clear,” she wrote in a social media post. “If something happens to me, all roads lead to Joe Biden.”
Reade accused the president and Democratic National Committee insiders of tactics including “threats, bullying, and intimidation,” but insisted that their efforts to silence her will not be successful.
“I am not suicidal,” she proclaimed. “I should not be under investigation nor am I a foreign agent. I am a private citizen.”
Without rehashing the claims she made more than three years earlier, Reade concluded: “I was a former staffer of Joe Biden’s that has chosen to step forward to tell the truth. The tactics using intimidation and bullying to silence me and suppress me using DOJ and FBI and social media will not work. Leave me alone.”
In March 2020, Reade recalled being alone with Biden in 1993 after delivering a gym bag to him, asserting: “It was the strangest thing. There was no exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt.”
Unlike in response to writer E. Jean Carroll, whose claims of misconduct by former President Donald Trump have been heralded by the mainstream media, Reade’s allegations were largely ignored by reporters for weeks after she originally spoke out in 2020.
Biden has denied any wrongdoing on the then-senator’s part, but individuals close to Reade said she shared contemporaneous accounts of the alleged behavior — and reports suggest Reade’s mother called into Larry King’s CNN program to ask for advice about how to handle the situation.
Video👇🏻@ReadeAlexandra — is this your Mom’s voice? https://t.co/ospBhlKSvb pic.twitter.com/r5WsXJ2vQb
— Rich McHugh (@RichMcHugh) April 24, 2020
At this point, Reade said that she is willing and ready to share her story and expressed gratitude to U.S. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for extending an invitation to do so.
“I will testify under oath in Congress if asked to do so and tell what happened and what I know,” she wrote.