Some Democrats still wonder why so many people (especially women) supported Trump when he was accused of sexual misconduct. All you need to do is look at how many people (including women) are dismissing the allegation against Biden now to understand.
Wanting your team to win creates a pretty strong bias to ignore evidence that is inconvenient.
There is now even more evidence to support Tara Reade’s story. Tara Reade said she only told a few people about Biden assaulting her when it happened. One was her mother. Reade also claimed her mom called Larry King’s show and talked about her daughter being having issues with a “prominent Senator” and then being forced to quit.
At this point, Tara Reade looks very credible.
There are still Democrats trying to smear Tara and say she is lying or politically motivated. But the evidence for those claims are pretty weak. As I wrote about previously, the single pro-Russia blog post is hardly enough evidence to support Reade working for Russia. There were also some claims on Twitter about Reade once mismanaging $1400 for a nonprofit. Again, even if that were true, is that relevant for her sexual assault claim? Maybe if Reade had a history of lying and stealing it would matter. But single events of bad behavior are going to pop up once you comb through someone’s life. I would bet most people who live to be 49 have made a few mistakes in their lives. That doesn’t mean everything they say is a lie.
This is why sexual assault survivors are afraid to come forward. They are smeared and attacked constantly. I believe Tara Reade and I am still waiting for someone to at least ask Joe Biden about this. At this point, there is more corroborating evidence than there was for the Dr. Ford claim about Brett Kavanaugh. Even if you still don’t believe Reade’s story, you may have to admit that this is going to be a liability for Biden in the election. Democrats should seriously consider nominating someone else.