April 29, 2020
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will endorse presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden during a virtual town hall event on Tuesday, according to CNN.
The report comes as Biden faces mounting pressure to respond to allegations of sexual assault by Tara Reade, his former Senate staffer.
Clinton, who is being dubbed as Biden’s “special guest” this afternoon, teased her appearance in a tweet with a photo of the then-vice president embracing her as then-President Barack Obama looks on in the Oval Office. The twice-failed White House candidate will talk about the impact of the Chinese coronavirus is having on women during the event.
Hillary Clinton tweets that she will be the surprise guest for @JoeBiden's 3pm town hall.
— Sarah Mucha CNN (@sarahmucha) April 28, 2020
However, it is unclear whether Clinton will address Reade’s allegations. The longtime Democrat figure’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, has faced multiple allegations of sexual assault and infamously engaged in an affair with then-White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
In an interview with the AP, Reade detailed a 1993 encounter that she says occurred when she was asked by a supervisor to bring Biden his gym bag, as he was on his way down to the Senate gymnasium. She says Biden pushed her against a wall in the basement of a Capitol Hill office building, groped her, and penetrated her with his fingers.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 4:05 am