Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) stated on Wednesday that former Joe Biden Senate aide Tara Reade has been invited to Capitol Hill to be interrogated over allegations of sexual assault.
Reade tweeted on Sunday, “So I am not a former porn star nor did I receive ‘hush money.’ I was a Senate staffer for Joe Biden when he sexually assaulted me in 1993. To date no investigation, only media attacks and trolls aimed at me. I ask again to @mtgreenee and @mattgaetz when will Joe Biden be investigated? Thanks.”
Former President Donald Trump has been accused of paying adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money in 2016 to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter they had in 2006. Trump denied the interaction occurred.
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia responded to Reade Monday: “Tara, Thank you for bravely speaking out about such a horrible sexual assault you endured by your boss, then Senator Joe Biden, as a young staffer. It’s time to take a stand against the two-tiered injustice system.”
“[Matt Gaetz] and I would like to invite you to come to Washington to speak with us. We will be in touch very soon,” she added.
Thank you for bravely speaking out about such a horrible sexual assault you endured by your boss, then Senator Joe Biden, as a young staffer.
It’s time to take a stand against the two-tiered injustice system. @RepMattGaetz and I would like to invite you to come to… https://t.co/iCibhUortI
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 20, 2023
Wednesday, Gaetz said via a video shared on social media, “Tara Reade will be coming in to give a transcribed interview. We will get the facts.”
James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, “has blessed this to Congresswomen Greene directly. And that is why we are endeavoring to follow the facts. Isn’t that a good thing? To actually look at the facts, evaluate the evidence. Work to corroborate claims that are made and ultimately attempt to achieve a just result. That is what we ought to do,” Gaetz said.
Reade reacted on Twitter by praising Gaetz and Greene.
Thank you @mattgaetz and @RepMTG for allowing me the chance to testify about what happened in 1993. https://t.co/oynvjw0toF
— Tara Reade 🐎 (@ReadeAlexandra) March 22, 2023
Reade’s mother did phone CNN’s “Larry King Live” in August 1993 to tell that her daughter had recently left Washington, D.C. “after working for a prominent senator” who abused her, but she opted not to notify the media at the time.
Reade urged the new Republican majority in the House to investigate Biden’s alleged sexual assault of her in December of last year.
“I think we need to have the conversation, instead of me being erased, and other women that were erased that tried to come forward,” Reade told The Daily Caller.
More on this story via The Wetsern Journal:
According to Reade, then-Sen. Biden pinned her against the wall in a Senate corridor, reached under her clothing and sexually violated her. CONTINUE READING…