Prominent Democratic women, including Stacey Abrams and Kirsten Gillibrand, are standing by Joe Biden amid sexual assault accusation

By: Eliza Relman

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  • Prominent Democratic women are standing by former Vice President Joe Biden amid former aide Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation against him.

  • Business Insider published interviews with two of Reade’s friends, who say Reade confided in them about her claims in the 1990s. 

  • “I stand by Vice President Biden,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday. “He’s devoted his life to supporting women and he has vehemently denied this allegation.”

  • Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who is publicly lobbying to become Biden’s vice-presidential running mate, insisted on Tuesday that Biden “will make women proud as the next President of the United States.” 

  • The Biden campaign has repeatedly denied the accusations.

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