Hillary Clinton endorses Biden's White House bid

Thursday, 30 Apr, 2020

Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said in a statement, "There is no greater concentration of Democrat establishment than Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton together".

"I am thrilled to be part of your campaign - to not only endorse you, but to help highlight a lot of the issues that are at stake in this presidential election", she said.

You can hear her full commentary above.

Vice President Joe Biden, left, laughs with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a ceremony to unveil a portrait of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Washington. Obama, the first black USA president, endorsed Biden's campaign two weeks ago after Sanders' withdrawal from the contest.

A recent Gallup poll showed the biggest drop ever in ratings for President Donald Trump due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ms Reade made the harassment accusation previous year and she recently offered details of what she said was a sexual assault in a hallway somewhere on Capitol Hill.

On Monday, two more people who knew Reade in the '90s reportedly came forward to back the former Senate staffer's claims of sexual misconduct against Biden. But he added: "if it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully".

Biden has denied the accusations from former aide Tara Reade, and many Democrats insist they are politically motivated but the drip of news is now forcing his supporters, among them potential vice presidential candidates, to step up and defend him.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said during an appearance on CBS's "This Morning" that "any woman who feels that she was assaulted has every right in the world to stand up and make her claims". Biden, 77, is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic party. And as evidence to support Reade's story continues to pile up, Biden's silence gets all the more glaring by the day.

At a time where mainstream newspapers are facing accusations of liberal bias, it's hard not to compare how this story about Biden is being covered to the frantic reporting of numerous allegations during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. I believe those allegations needed to be investigated and I believe the New York Times and subsequent reports support what the Biden campaign said. BuzzFeed reported Tuesday the Biden campaign has advised top surrogates to say the alleged assault "did not happen". Sanders has opted to remain on primary ballots in the hope of nabbing more delegates to influence the Democratic party platform.

"We were talking about violent stories", LaCasse said, "because I had a violent situation".

Despite overlapping for decades as Democratic heavyweights, the Clintons and Biden have never been especially close allies. "I wish this were us doing this and my supporting your reelection for president of the United States".