MINOT, N.D. — I’m not convinced that former Vice President Joe Biden did anything particularly untoward to Tara Reade.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Reade worked as an aide in Biden’s Senate office and now says he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s.
You can read a timeline of her accusation against Biden here.
We all know Biden is a handsy fella, and prone to saying deeply inappropriate things, and there’s certainly no excuse for that, but what Reade is alleging is on a different level from the sort of Biden behavior that’s a verified part of the public record.
I don’t want to say she’s lying, or not credible, because I don’t know if she is or isn’t. I will say that the evidence she’s provided so far is unpersuasive.