Elizabeth Warren says Biden’s response to Tara Reade claims were ‘credible and convincing’
“I saw the reports of what Ms. Reade said, I saw an interview with Vice President Biden. I appreciate that the vice president took a lot of questions, tough questions. And he answered them directly and respectfully,” Warren said, according to Fox News and a CNN reporter.
“The vice president’s answers were credible and convincing,” she added.
The Massachusetts lawmaker was referring to Biden’s interview Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he made his first public statement on Tara Reade’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in a Senate hallway in 1993 when she worked for him.
“It is not true. I’m saying it unequivocally – it never happened. It didn’t. It never happened,” Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said.
Warren also expressed her support for the former veep and his presidential run.
“I support the vice president, I support his campaign, and I’m proud to endorse him for president,” she said.
Her statements came as President Trump told The Post that Biden “owes” Warren the top spot on his ticket.
“I think Elizabeth Warren is responsible for Joe Biden’s win because she didn’t drop out and [Vermont Sen.] Bernie [Sanders] would have won every single state on Super Tuesday,” Trump said from the Oval Office, claiming Warren split the progressive vote.
A poll last week found that Warren is the heavy favorite among Democrats to be Biden’s running mate.