Beleaguered Biden may find Reade allegations hard to shake off

The former vice-president is being dogged by an allegation of serious sexual assault from 1993 that refuses to go away

3rd May, 2020
Beleaguered Biden may find Reade allegations hard to shake off
Joe Biden: an accusation of sexual assault could prove much more damaging against the Democrat than Trump

On April 19, America’s National Public Radio (NPR) network reported that Joe Biden, the former vice-president, senator and 2020 Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, had been accused of a serious sexual assault by a former Senate staffer.

Until that point, the shocking allegation hadn’t received much attention; the rapidly worsening coronavirus pandemic had consumed the political discourse and the electorate.

Biden’s presumed nomination had been blown out of the news cycle, and his basement...

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